Posted by Bud Branstetter on May 20, 2000 at 09:48:32:
While I am not familiar with the probate laws in Ohio, I would expect them to be similar. While the judge has the final say on things I would be getting some type of agreement from the heirs-possession, lease, or contract for sale. The title is defective because they may not represent all of the interest to the estate. There may be other heirs or creditors. If you have possession long enough you can probably get title. But we’re talking 7-10 years. If you are satified that there were not creditors and you have all the heirs you could try the affidavit of heirship approach. Otherwise the judge will be needed to transfer title. Expect several thousand in costs and use an attorney.