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When presented with certain types of disputes, a court can partition real estate physically or equitably.  For example, a physical partition of a ten-acre lost could give five acres to each party.  A court deploys an equitable partition when physical partition is impractical or unfair.  An equitable partition essentially is a court-ordered and supervised sale.  How the real estate is valued, and who gets what are decisions for the judge.  Read full article.

Quieting Title - What is IS, and When It's Necessary

Most Americans are familiar with the concept of title to real estate, or the evidentiary documents - usually comprised of deeds and/or plans - that serves to prove ownership.  Title searches and title insurance are somewhat standard accessories of real estate transactions in New Hampshire.  Title searches look through the history of ownership of a certain parcel of property to confirm that the seller of a lot is the in-fact owner, and to determine whether any other parties may have a claim to the real estate central to the transaction.  Read full article.

Alfano Attends Virginia Property Rights Conference

Equity Theft, Regulatory Takings, Unconstitutional Conditions.  Peak your interest?  Last month, Paul Alfano attended the William and Mary Law School's 16th Annual Property Rights Conference in Williamsburg, VA.  All of the topics discussed at the conference involved issues currently being handled by Alfano Law Office.  Read full article.

Road Ownership - Alfano Talks Roads at the New Hampshire Land Surveyors' Annual Meeting

The New Hampshire Land Surveyors' Association celebrated their 50th anniversary with a packed annual meeting held in Concord earlier this month.  Paul Alfano gave a presentation showing land surveyors how they can determine who owns the fee "underneath" a road.  Read full article.

Thank you for reading this month's Update.  If you have any questions or suggestions for future topics, please let me know.

Sincerely,   Paul Alfano

Paul J. Alfano, Esq.
Alfano Law Office, PLLC

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