dverse possession, also known as squatters rights, is a very interesting area of property law. It is an amazing concept that a person who has no rights in a parcel of real estate can obtain full title to that land simply by taking possession for a certain amount of time. Some people refer to it as stealing property without going to jail! Each state’ s law regarding adverse possession outlines the requirements of proving adverse possession and the length of time a person must adversely possess another s property before title transfers.
(1) Locate and submit a copy of your state’s adverse possession statute via use of Lexis Nexis Research Services in the KU Online Library or via your state’s online legislative web site.
(2) Research and submit a copy of an applicable adverse possession case that pertains to your state’s adverse possession statute via use of Lexis Nexis Research Service in the KU Online Library.
(3) Draft a case brief on this applicable case. The case brief should identify via use of headings and analyze the following areas of the applicable adverse possession case:
b. Procedural History
d. Rule of Law
e. Plaintiff s Argument (or Petitioner s Argument, Appellant s Argument, etc.)
f. Defendant s Argument (or Respondent s Argument, Appellee s Argument, etc.)
i.Optional: additional sections such as Court’s Dissenting Opinion, etc. can be included as well. My state is FLorida.