What is an Easement?

What is an Easement?

An easement is a right of use over the property of another. The party gaining the benefit of the easement is the dominant estate and the party granting the easement is the servient estate. The dominant estate does not have the right to exclude others from the...
What is a Default Judgment?

What is a Default Judgment?

A default judgment is a judgment entered by a court against a party when said party fails to perform a court-ordered action. Typically default judgments arise when a Plaintiff has filed a suit and a Defendant has failed to file an Answer to the Complaint within the...
What is Intestate Succession?

What is Intestate Succession?

Intestate succession is the legal phrase for distributing the assets of a deceased person who died without a valid will. Intestate refers to a person who dies without a valid will. Succession refers to how that person’s estate is distributed. The law of intestate...
What is Due Diligence?

What is Due Diligence?

Due diligence is a period of time after signing a purchase and sell contract to buy a property in which the buyer of a property conducts inspections, appraisals, surveys, etc at the buyer’s own expense. Buyers should make thorough inquiries into whether the property...
What is Litigation?

What is Litigation?

Litigation is the process of taking legal action against one or more parties in a court of law. Generally, parties find themselves in litigation as a result of failed negotiations or mediation after a dispute has arisen. The process begins when a party (the Plaintiff)...