Which lawyer does my boyfriend need?
March 1, 2007 9:21 AM Subscribe
What kind of lawyer specializes in property line disputes?
posted by contessa to law & government (8 answers total)
Researching this for my boyfriend who is in Montgomery County, MD.
My boyfriend's mother owns and lives in a house in Bethesda, MD and has had an ongoing property line dispute with one of her neighbors, who bought the house next door to hers, knocked it down, built a minimansion in its place, and did massive amounts of grading and resculpturing the lot. They also removed several mature trees that my BF's family believe were on their side of the property line, and erected a stone retaining wall that is now causing major stormwater problems on BF's family's side of the lot.
My boyfriend has been tasked with dealing with all this because there is a slight language barrier - his mother is a widow and not a native English speaker. In an effort to help him, I'm trying to narrow down what kind of attorney he should talk to. My search results for lawyers dealing with property or real estate seem to focus on mortgage closings or personal injury law. Is there a particular branch of the law that deals with this type of dispute? (Attorney referrals in the Bethesda / Chevy Chase / Rockville area also accepted, but not required). I'm not asking for legal advice in this question, just a point in the right direction so my boyfriend can start dealing with this ugly mess.