Adverse Possession, wins and cites

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Adverse Possession, wins and cites

Postby AlfaDawg » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:41 pm

Hi guys,
I'm not a student of law nor do I claim to know it.. I just need help with it to support my claim. I own 8 lots in the "Bessemer Terrace" which was plotted on the map on Nov 27, 1922. It abuts 2 lots of a proposed 14th St in the burough of Bessemer, Pa 16112. This "paper" street was never opened or used by anyone save the previous owners of my property. They had gardens and 2 apple trees to which they supplimented their food staples from. The subsequent owner (from who I purchased the land in April '84) only cut the grass. I asked the then chief of police about the empty lots abutting my property to which he said they are part of the proposed 14th st, he said I could retain a lawyer and petition the counsel to obtain title or wait 20 yrs for Adverse possession. Due to limited funds I chose the latter. Now I understand the statue ran out in 1944-45 so the land supposedly reverted back to the owners but here's the hitch... a neighbor (I'll call her 'Bitch". To be nice) built on the other side of the 1 lot and has in the past 2 yrs has cut half of said lot 1-2 days after I cut it. I am concerned that when all is said n' done the courts will side with her even though I've taken care of the property since 84 n' she "cut" it for 2 summers. Are there citations or obscure laws I can invoke? Land Patent? I would be very appreciative for favorable help. (hint hint)
Correction: I would like to admend my original posting to: I am seeking direction to reference material or citings which supports my position.
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Re: Adverse Possession, wins and cites

Postby Unitas » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:03 pm

IBTL

Can't give legal advice as we aren't lawyer yet. Even those on here who are lawyers know better than to give legal advice. Sorry. Consult a real lawyer in your area - quite a few offer free services sometimes.

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Re: Adverse Possession, wins and cites

Postby AlfaDawg » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:55 pm

Ok maybe I worded it incorrectly or I should change the wording to "I'm looking for information I can read myself to support my position"

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Re: Adverse Possession, wins and cites

Postby mythosopher » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:48 pm

Yep. Sorry. The best we can do is tell you to go to an actual lawyer. We can only provide "legal information," not anything that could be construed as legal advice.

However, I will say that law libraries are typically open to public use.

But seriously, consult a lawyer.

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Re: Adverse Possession, wins and cites

Postby patrickd139 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:54 pm

Read Marbury v. Madison and start there. This thread should be locked before you finish, but it'll help convince you that you need professional legal help with your claim.

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Re: Adverse Possession, wins and cites

Postby soaponarope » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:14 am

AlfaDawg wrote:Hi guys,
I'm not a student of law nor do I claim to know it.. I just need help with it to support my claim. I own 8 lots in the "Bessemer Terrace" which was plotted on the map on Nov 27, 1922. It abuts 2 lots of a proposed 14th St in the burough of Bessemer, Pa 16112. This "paper" street was never opened or used by anyone save the previous owners of my property. They had gardens and 2 apple trees to which they supplimented their food staples from. The subsequent owner (from who I purchased the land in April '84) only cut the grass. I asked the then chief of police about the empty lots abutting my property to which he said they are part of the proposed 14th st, he said I could retain a lawyer and petition the counsel to obtain title or wait 20 yrs for Adverse possession. Due to limited funds I chose the latter. Now I understand the statue ran out in 1944-45 so the land supposedly reverted back to the owners but here's the hitch... a neighbor (I'll call her 'Bitch". To be nice) built on the other side of the 1 lot and has in the past 2 yrs has cut half of said lot 1-2 days after I cut it. I am concerned that when all is said n' done the courts will side with her even though I've taken care of the property since 84 n' she "cut" it for 2 summers. Are there citations or obscure laws I can invoke? Land Patent? I would be very appreciative for favorable help. (hint hint)



Rephrase your question in a hypothetical... then you can get advice from law students (although, legal advice from a law student is not a wise gamble)... especially 1Ls.

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Re: Adverse Possession, wins and cites

Postby patrickd139 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:17 pm

soaponarope wrote:
AlfaDawg wrote:Hi guys,
I'm not a student of law nor do I claim to know it.. I just need help with it to support my claim. I own 8 lots in the "Bessemer Terrace" which was plotted on the map on Nov 27, 1922. It abuts 2 lots of a proposed 14th St in the burough of Bessemer, Pa 16112. This "paper" street was never opened or used by anyone save the previous owners of my property. They had gardens and 2 apple trees to which they supplimented their food staples from. The subsequent owner (from who I purchased the land in April '84) only cut the grass. I asked the then chief of police about the empty lots abutting my property to which he said they are part of the proposed 14th st, he said I could retain a lawyer and petition the counsel to obtain title or wait 20 yrs for Adverse possession. Due to limited funds I chose the latter. Now I understand the statue ran out in 1944-45 so the land supposedly reverted back to the owners but here's the hitch... a neighbor (I'll call her 'Bitch". To be nice) built on the other side of the 1 lot and has in the past 2 yrs has cut half of said lot 1-2 days after I cut it. I am concerned that when all is said n' done the courts will side with her even though I've taken care of the property since 84 n' she "cut" it for 2 summers. Are there citations or obscure laws I can invoke? Land Patent? I would be very appreciative for favorable help. (hint hint)



Rephrase your question in a hypothetical... then you can get advice from law students (although, legal advice from a law student is not a wise gamble)... especially 1Ls.

soaponarope: Please stop giving stupid advice. TYIA.

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Re: Adverse Possession, wins and cites

Postby Lawl Shcool » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:03 pm

Start with:

Google "Adverse Possession and _____________"

The _________ being your location.

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Re: Adverse Possession, wins and cites

Postby AlfaDawg » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:01 pm

Rephrase your question in a hypothetical... then you can get advice from law students (although, legal advice from a law student is not a wise gamble)... especially 1Ls.[/quote]
soaponarope: Please stop giving stupid advice. TYIA.[/quote]


I'm sorry my IQ level of 119 isn't up to your level but I still know that "Advice" whether helpful or not is never stupid. I appreciate everyones time taken to at the very least reply to me. I don't know either of you but if asked I would say you owe Soap an apologie. All I did with my original post be it misworded or misdirected was to glean information, direction to my problem, not cause fellow students to snark at one another. So if I may I would like to admend my original posting to: I am seeking direction to reference material or citings which supports my position.

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Re: Adverse Possession, wins and cites

Postby mythosopher » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:41 am

Yeah, if you want citations, like I said, books are free to look at in the law library. Just pull out an index of a digest for your state, look up "adverse possession," and it will tell you lots of good cases to start with. Honestly, it's fairly pointless for us to try to name cases for you because it's highly unlikely you'll even have access to them without going to the law library anyhow.

And

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Re: Adverse Possession, wins and cites

Postby YourCaptain » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:08 am

Just read Pierson v. Post buddy it's all there.




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