"Don’t let anyone—no matter how important, famous, or powerful—make you feel ashamed about standing up for your boundaries." – Violet Blue
On the borderline
From state lines to waterfront access for a weekend cottage, property disputes can crop up almost anywhere and range from the ordinary to the extraordinary. As populations increase and environments evolve, make sure you can assert and protect your clients’ land and water rights by attending Get Off My Lawn: Handling Property Disputes.
Fences are a common border marker, but they may not always be on the actual boundary line. Clear up border uncertainties with thorough investigation. Learn how to collect and evaluate boundary evidence and locate land based on its description. Plus, prevent future misunderstandings by learning how to write clear, unambiguous land descriptions.
Ease into easements
Everything you need to know about private easements is here. Learn about different types of easements, explore how to maintain and terminate an easement, and understand how to remedy obstructions.
Acquire adverse possession know-how
“Possession is nine-tenths of the law” is a popular saying, but is it really true? Find out the history of adverse possession as well as recent updates to Wisconsin’s adverse possession laws. Understand the difference between adverse possession and trespassing. In addition, learn the elements of an adverse possession claim and how to defend against one.
Water, water everywhere
When it comes to water rights, access, and use, we’ll help you stay afloat with useful overviews and practical tactics.
Review the history and ongoing development of riparian rights. Learn how to determine a landowner’s rights and limitations to accessing surface waters. Understand the permitting process and requirements for water use, and get to know the applicable federal and state water laws and regulations.
Have a client who wants to drill a well? Fathom ground water ownership and regulation, including well-drilling rights and permitting.
Putting the “law” in “lawn”
Whether land and water disagreements make up all of your practice or only a portion, Get Off My Lawn: Handling Property Disputes is packed with invaluable advice, tools, and updates.