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Just paying the taxes will not transfer title to the property to anyone, unless they were to bid for and purchase it at a tax sale. That is one way for someone, not necessarily you to obtain clear title. The other is to file a partition suit involving all current title holders, which might result in a settlement among all the siblings to clear the title. Failing that, a court ordered public auction would be held. IMO, the partition action is a much better course of action than bidding at tax sale. Because title is so fragmented (including spouses and children of predeceased siblings) no single owner will ever be able to mortgage or sell it. Quit Claim deeds from each and every other partial owner are needed to consolidate the title. If there are any minor children involved, that could involve guardianship proceedings. I wish you the best of luck.
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