Chapter 1 Limitations on Persons Who May Convey Real Property
Chapter 2 Rights of Aliens to Hold and Convey Real Property

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 32 > Article 22

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Mentally incompetent: means of unsound mind. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.