SCSJ will hold a clinic in Edgecombe county on July 10-11 to help rural, low-wealth families of color develop wills.
The lack of estate planning and will drafting contributes to land loss in the African-American community. SCSJ attorneys Becky Jaffe, Chris Brook and our summer legal interns will spend a weekend in Edgecombe county drafting wills for several families that have heirs’ property, which is collectively-owned property passed down through multiple generations.
Heirs’ property is particularly vulnerable to being lost through tax issues, takeover by developers, or judicial proceedings. The wills clinics are just one part of SCSJ’s efforts to help rural, African-American families protect their ancestral land. Please contact Becky Jaffe or Chris Brook for more information.
Location: Edgecombe County Agricultural Extension Office (201 St. Andrew St., Tarboro, NC 27886)