A powerful action the government has the right to enforce is the taking of private property for public use. This is known under the law as eminent domain, also referred to as condemnation. This can happen at local, state and federal levels of government. This same power also extends to many private entities such as power, gas and oil companies.
You may have been notified by a private company, the state of Georgia or at your local county level that your land, home or other type of property is being seized for public use. The first question is: Does the government or private company have a legitimate public purpose or necessity in taking your property? If not, then you may have a case against the eminent domain action. Even when there is a legitimate public purpose or necessity and blocking an eminent domain or condemnation claim is not feasible, we aim to help you recover the full value of your property.
Highly Experienced With Georgia Eminent Domain Issues
An experienced lawyer can help you with your eminent domain case in Georgia. This is a complicated area of law, and it is important that your attorney not only is knowledgeable of the laws pertaining to your case, but has handled these types of issues successfully in the past. At Jenkins, Bowen and Walker, P.C., our law firm has extensive skills when it comes to eminent domain cases. In fact, we have a reputation for effectively handling eminent domain cases throughout Georgia. Make sure your property rights are being upheld or, at the very least, you are receiving fair compensation for the taking of your property.
Talk to one of our eminent domain attorneys today about your specific condemnation situation. We will review the facts of your case and help you determine a catered solution that seeks to meet your personal goals.
Government Seizing Property
Under Georgia statute, the government or private entity taking your property bears the burden of proof in showing public need or use for the property. You have a right to be defended against such actions and our legal team can aggressively provide such legal counsel. The court must find as a matter of law that there is in fact a legitimate public need or use for your property, thus justifying the eminent domain action.
However, in some situations, the court will find that the taking is just. The next step is to make sure you receive fair compensation for your property. We work with appraisers and other experts to make sure you are treated fairly under the law when the issue of compensation is at stake. Let us help you today by providing experienced eminent domain counsel.
Talk to Our Seasoned Lawyers
We invite you to please reach out to our Cartersville law firm to talk to one of our seasoned eminent domain lawyers. We look forward to meeting you and helping you resolve your legal matter. Call 770-387-1373. You can also reach us online.