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Avoid the Overly Emotional Property Dispute Client

170446161A special problem for counsel consulting on neighboring property disputes, particularly those dealing with easements and boundaries, is the intense emotional involvement most clients have in their property. Know the warnings signs of a client whose emotions are going to be a problem, and either don’t take the case or get out fast.

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Keeping Tabs on a Bad Neighbor

484190499When a conflict arises between neighbors, attorneys often recommend that their clients keep a record of events. A written log of dates and times is one thing, but a video or audio recording can easily step over the line from keeping tabs to violating privacy rights.

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Got a Land Use Dispute? Start with the Deeds

122552871A vast majority of disputes between neighbors involve land usage—as in, “your [fence, shed, driveway, etc.] is on my property!” The logical first step in assessing these types of claims is to figure out who owns what land.

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Spiteful Neighbors

fence_78316352We all love a home with a view, and many are willing to pay dearly for it. But what happens when a neighbor spitefully builds a fence to block your view?

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Don’t Lose Out on Your Fees in a Neighbor Dispute Case

neighbor_126391374Disputes between neighbors over a fallen tree or a fence line can be extremely emotional. And when these disputes turn into litigation, this heated emotion can make it very expensive for your client. Here are 5 tips to make sure that at least your attorney fees get paid in the end.