Friday, October 24, 2008

Attorney representing your interests in eminent domain not "unfortunate"

The Taylor Daily Press reports that "Williamson County Commissioners have approved the first of what will likely be many eminent domain acquisitions for the expansion of Chandler Road from Hutto to Taylor."

Property owners north of Taylor will have eminent domain used against them to force them to sell their land for the road.

Pct. 4 Commissioner Ron Morrison was quoted as saying, "This is something I don't like to do." He continued, "Unfortunately they are getting attorneys involved."

I disagree with his use of "unfortunately." If a landowner thinks he or she is not getting a fair offer for property, it is smart to consult a condemnation attorney. If a condemnation attorney thinks the landowner has a good case, the attorney will take the case on a contingency basis. This means the landowner does not have to pay the attorney unless the attorney gets payment for the landowner over and above the original offer.

The above is not specific legal advice. However, consulting your own attorney is usually in your best interest--not unfortunate.

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Photo: Sunrise over Coupland, October 24, 2008

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