TUBA CITY, Ariz. - On June 18 and 25 the Tuba City Judicial Court held two separate public information sessions. The sessions informed the public on probate issues, transfer of grazing permits, quiet title and transfer of homesite leases in the event of leaseholder death, among others.
Staff attorney Tina Hatathlie hosted the events along with Judge Allen Sloan and a representative from the BIA land office.
There are many complexities when a person leaves property to survivors. The court has to administer the property and finances such as credit card bills have to be resolved. Normally this process is done within five years. However, extensions are regularly granted.
As far as grazing permit and land use transfers, those issues are handled by the local grazing committees for each chapter and resolved locally. Many of these transfers are done by private persons and do not require court involvement. These information sessions are very useful and applies to anyone living on the reservation and married to a Navajo.
The public is encouraged to attend future presentations. For more information call Hatathlie at (928) 283-3140.