The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) can assist in your estate planning. You may wish to consider the following estate planning options for your trust land or restricted land:

  • You may write a will to direct who will receive your trust or restricted property.
  • You may also consider a sale, exchange, or gift conveyance of your trust or restricted property (must be approved by the BIA). You may retain a life estate.

Contact your local BIA agency for assistance and information regarding such conveyances.

What is a Life Estate?

A life estate means a person has the right to the use the land during his or her lifetime. The life estate holder will receive the income from that land.

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Division of Real Estate Services
1001 Indian School Road, NW, Box #44
Albuquerque, NM 87104
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. MDT, Monday-Friday