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I donated a piece of land to a land trust. since I did not…

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I donated a piece of land to a land trust. since I did not establish the trust, am I able to revoke my land from it?

Lawyer's Assistant: Estate laws vary by state. What state are you in?

The land is in WV

Lawyer's Assistant: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?

Deeds were transferred

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Not that i can think of at this time

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
okay

Just to confirm, you conveyed the property in question by signing a deed and delivering the deed to the trustee? The deed has been recorded, correct?

Did the deed, or the trust, contain any reversion clauses in your favor?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
signed deed, and delivered deed to the trustee. Yes, the deed has been recorded. I'll have to look to see if there is a reversion clause.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
there is a reversion clause that says it can revert back to the grantor if provisions of the deed are not followed.

Thank you for the additional information.

I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you and I hope to provide you information which is accurate and useful, even though it may not be the news you were hoping to get. I just ask that you not shoot the messenger.

If the reversion can be invoked then make a demand on the trustee.

Without a reversionary condition existing, you would need the cooperation of the trustee to reclaim the property. In other words, you would need a deed to you from the trust, which is now the legal owner of the property.

I am sorry. I wish I could tell you otherwise, but I do not want you spinning your wheels on this.

I am happy to continue if you have further questions.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
if the trustee would simply AGREE to give me the deed back, it's okay? legal?

Certainly.

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