• Adverse Possession and Boundary by Acquiescence in Arkansas: Some Suggestions for Reform
  • May 15, 2013 | Author: J. Cliff McKinney
  • Law Firm: Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC - Little Rock Office
  • Some commentators have characterized adverse possession as a “strange and wonderful system,” others as “legal[ized] land theft. Like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, it has two faces. The positive face, a doctrine of repose, provides a way to cure title problems and promotes stability of title and of boundary lines. Its negative face allows wrongful possessors to gain title, occasionally makes headlines, causes consternation in first-year law students, and no doubt affirms the general public's suspicion of law.