Often, owning real property is not as simple or straightforward as we expect or hope, which is why many people turn to Virginia Real Estate Litigation Lawyers at MartinWren P.C. Issues can arise as you’re in the midst of the purchasing process, as you look to sell your real estate, or while you simply try to enjoy the real estate you own. Real estate is a significant investment and should be protected.
About Us At MartinWren, P.C.
Our team of legal professionals are knowledgeable of the issues that can arise with real estate, and our team of transactional real estate attorneys can offer insight and knowledge to protect you and your real estate investment through acquisition and ownership issues.
We can provide comprehensive representation including issues with tax law, corporate structure, wills and estates, contract drafting, and contract interpretation. Regardless of the inevitable twists and turns that may occur, the broad range of legal expertise available at MartinWren, P.C. ensures you will receive efficient and effective legal representation at the outset of your real estate transaction.
Real Estate Litigation Lawyers in Virginia at MartinWren, P.C. stand ready in the event you are involved in a real estate transaction or ownership struggle that has turned complicated or ugly. Our attorneys have significant experience handling conflicts that emerge in real estate matters, and we can assist with litigation in ownership disputes, landlord/tenant relationships, conflicts with neighboring landowners, and any real estate implications of estate administration.
Some of these more specific issues that may require the involvement of a real estate litigation attorney include:
- Boundary line disputes
- Easement Disputes
- Eminent Domain / Condemnation
- Landlocked Property
- Partition Suits
- Zoning and Land Use
- Restrictive Covenant Disputes
- Quiet Title Actions
- Timber Trespass
- Surface Water Diversion
- Conservation Easements
Real Estate Disputes
Whether a real estate dispute involves the government (as in an eminent domain proceedings, zoning matters, and land use matters), neighbors (as in surface water division or boundary line disputes), mere strangers (as in timber trespass), or an entire neighborhood (as in restrictive covenant disputes), VA Real Estate Litigation Lawyers at MartinWren, P.C. desire to promote good relationships while boldly representing and protecting your interests. If your interests cannot be fully protected and promoted through negotiations, however, our real estate litigation team is skilled and ready to represent your interests inside the courtroom.
How to Avoid Real Estate Litigation
It is advisable to avoid real estate litigation if possible. It may not always be worth the stress or the money, so it is important that you practice preventative techniques. As if stress and money are not enough incentive to avoid litigation, part of the frustration that individuals experience in our judicial system is that they feel they do not get justice or fairness in litigation.
In situations where you perhaps have an ex wife or husband, step children, split custody, or a common law partner, there may already be some tensions running under the family dynamic. This may make it difficult to have discussions about real estate litigation because you may exacerbate the situation. The reality is that these are the very situations in which communication is really important because they will facilitate the estate plan:
Litigation Over Family Dynamics
Having a separation agreement, a marriage contract or cohabitation agreement as part of your global estate plan because at the end of the day you do want to make sure that you will be okay if anything goes south. Family dynamics are constantly changing. An estate plan needs to adapt to this. Every family has their own issues and their own tensions; to what extent they will affect the estate plan is different in each case. Individuals should really consider what their family’s hot button issues are when they are trying to create their estate plan.
Real Estate Litigation Lawyers from Virginia understand there always the more intense issues, try to consider the extent to which they can be attended to or addressed directly. They include extramarital affairs, having a child out of wedlock, and divorce. Figuring out the grey areas in your family will go a long way in resolving problems at the end of the day and will ensure that you encounter no surprises.
Litigation Over Wills
Wills being challenged are also part of real estate litigation. This ties into the complexity of our world today. If you have assets you may have them in an RSP and some in an investment account and may have a holding company to avoid death taxes. All of these complicated mixed assets can bring out the worst in estate plans. You should really make sure you have the designation on the RSPs done and make sure that the insurance company or investment advisor that holds the asset(s) has it in their files. It is not just writing your will or signing it, it is about addressing your mixed assets.
Resolving Real Estate Conflicts
Real estate disputes are often costly and time consuming, resulting in lost resources and use of the property. Real Estate Litigation Lawyers in VA at MartinWren, P.C. understand the need to move swiftly and efficiently to fully resolve real estate disputes, and we provide individuals and businesses with experienced representation in all legal matters regarding residential and commercial real estate.
We can represent you in disputes arising from residential purchases, commercial real estate endeavors, leases, agreements, developments, and a landlord-tenant relationship. Seeking legal guidance can be a very valuable resource to you on all aspects of your real estate matters.
Call us at (434) 817-3100 to schedule a consultation with John Simpson, a skilled real estate litigation attorney. If you have a question involving real estate matters or need legal representation on such issues, please contact the Virginia Real Estate Litigation Lawyers at MartinWren, P.C.