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Legal Topics: Estates in Land and Partition

Statutes: (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.)

  • Minnesota Statutes, Index Topics: Joint Tenancy, Life Estates, Tenancy in Common, Partition, Fences (Partition); and Chapter 558, Partition of Real Estate.


  • joint tenancy.
  • life estate.
  • partition.
  • tenancy by the entirety.
  • tenancy in common.
  • Resources, Minnesota: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)

  • Dunnell Minnesota Digest, Minnesota's legal encyclopedia, articles on Joint Tenancy, Tenancy in Common and Partition.
  • Home Ownership and Unmarried Couples, from GPSolo magazine.
  • Pirsig, Maynard E. Pirsig on Minnesota Pleading, 6th ed. (LexisNexis/Matthew Bender, 2008) Reserve Room KFM5935 .P57 2008. Chapter 4.
  • Related Topics: Boundaries, Easements and Adverse Possession.

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    Minnesota State Law Library: Estates in Land and Partition

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