Adverse possession is a law that governs the ownership of real property in that it allows someone who is in possession of the land that belongs to another person for certain period of time to claim that property as their own and gain legal title to it. In order to prove adverse possession of property in Alabama it helps to better understand Alabama easements.
Easements are the right to use the land of another. This right may be implied or express depending on the circumstances that led to their creation. As for Alabama there are several ways an easement might be created:
If these requirements are met for adverse use over the statutory time period, the use of the land will turn into an easement by adverse possession after 10 years instead of the 20 years required under a prescriptive easement.