Easement Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Falkville, AL
300 Market Street, Suite 201AB, Decatur, AL 35601
Lead Counsel independently verifies Easement attorneys in Falkville and checks their standing with Alabama bar associations.Our Verification Process and Criteria
An easement is the right of one party to use the property of another. For example, power line poles on private lands. Easements can benefit adjoining lands, a particular person, permit the holder to do something on someone else’s property, or prevent someone from doing something on a property.
If you believe someone is using your property without an easement or someone is challenging your easement, consult a Falkville real estate lawyer experienced in easement cases. Easement laws vary from state to state and can be extremely complicated so proper legal assistance is necessary to resolve the issue.
In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.
Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.
Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.
Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.
Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.
Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.
Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.