Top Falkville, AL Easement Lawyers Near You

Easement Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Falkville, AL

118 E. Moulton Street, PO Box 1149, Decatur, AL 35602-1149

Easement Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Falkville, AL

300 Market Street, Suite 201AB, Decatur, AL 35601

Easement Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Falkville, AL

214 Johnston St. SE, PO Box 2688, Decatur, AL 35602-2688

Falkville Easement Information

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Types of Easements

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.

An Easement Lawyer Can Help

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.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

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.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney’s experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Types of legal fees:

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.

Common legal terms explained

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.

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