Boundary Disputes, Fences & Encroachments

Orange County Boundary Dispute Lawyer


Boundary Disputes in Orange County

Real Estate Boundary Dispute Attorney, Debra Grimaila, is experienced in negotiating and defending boundary dispute cases for property owners who find themselves in boundary dispute cases. California real estate law allows a party to file a quiet title lawsuit for ownership of land if that person or entity has been openly using the land and paying taxes on it for 5 years or longer.

Easements, Restraining Orders and Injunctions

Other remedies in boundary dispute cases may involve easements or the equitable balancing of rights. Real Estate Attorney Debra Grimaila can also represent clients in temporary restraining orders and injunctions relating to boundary disputes. In boundary disputes, it is important for the owner to obtain a survey and we can assist you in finding a licensed land surveyor, if necessary.

Encroachments, Tree Issues, Walls and Fence Disputes

Boundary issues can also relate to encroachments, tree disputes, and the location of walls and fences.

Whether your business or real estate dispute is destined to settle or go to trial, your lawyer needs to be aggressive, creative and have the requisite knowledge to advance your goals and protect your interests, all while keeping an eye on cost. We are often engaged to handle:

  • Fences straying from boundary lines onto city property or adjoining property
  • Overuse of shared resources
  • Impacts on other property owners’ land
  • Builders or homeowners building too close to property lines
  • Overgrown trees and landscaping spread
  • Encroaching driveways, patios, and overhangs
  • Neighbors using adjoining property owners’ land or right of way

Creative, Practical Resolution of Boundary Disputes

With our extensive practical experience in real estate law, we seek to develop quick and effective resolutions to minimize trouble and negative financial implications. For example, many boundary disputes can be resolved through a quiet title action, such as when a landowner has been openly using and paying taxes on a property for at least five years. Others disputes can be resolved by creating an easement for a defined and limited time.

At The Law Office of Debra Grimaila, we are sensitive to the costs of litigation and aim for quick, problem solving results. However, should trial be unavoidable, we are prepared to aggressively protect our clients’ rights in court.

Business Lawyer Debra Grimaila understands that investing some time in getting your contracts in order, handling common legal transactions, or negotiating a lease should be cost-effective. And for those facing a current legal crisis, Ms. Grimaila understands that "winning at all costs" can be an empty victory for a small business attentive to the bottom-line.

Ms. Grimaila strives for smart, workable solutions that keep legal costs low and avoid litigation whenever possible, but as a skilled courtroom litigator and former Arbitrator and Mediator for the Orange County Superior Court has the skill and tenacity it takes to succeed in court if necessary. Debra's clients get maximum value for every penny spent, without padded hours for unnecessary "additional services."

Call my office to talk to me personally or to schedule an appointment. My offices are open 9 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and I make every effort to take your phone calls personally from 8 am - 11 pm 7-days a week. Call (888) 866-3620