Posts tagged Matthew Hitchcock
Tips for Hiring a Construction Contractor

Season 3, Episode 11 – Get it in writing. That’s the common tip people give when someone is hiring a contractor.“You’ll thank me”, is usually the last piece of the conversation. But is there more to hiring a contractor than just a written quote? You bet your hammer and nails there is! Firstly, what is the legal definition of a contractor? How much homework do you really need to do? What licenses should your contractor have? Insurance? References? Worker’s Compensation? Who resolves a problem or dispute? There’s definitely more to hiring a contractor than just a written quote. JDSA Attorney Matthew Hitchcock gives us important ideas to build on in this podcast titled Tips for Hiring a Construction Contractor.

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Adverse Possession – When Trespassers Become Property Owners

Season 3, Episode 6 – Imagine a complete stranger suddenly owning title to your property—while you’re still living on it! It’s known as Adverse Possession. And it can happen. In certain circumstances a trespasser can enter your property, occupy it, and then gain legal claim to it. So what exactly is Adverse Possession? How does it end up in court? And what is the test for a trespasser to qualify for ownership? Before you start building walls around your home, JDSA Attorney Matthew Hitchcock informs us about something most of us didn’t know was a thing, in this podcast titled Adverse Possession – When Trespassers Become Property Owners.

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Property Easements – and What You Should Know About Them

Season 3, Episode 2 – You may think its just shared space - the neighborly “gray” area between one piece of property and another. But a property easement can be so much more than just intersecting driveways. If not clearly defined, it could mean you forfeit some of your land. What’s worse, in some cases, you could even lose title to some of your land. Wait. What? Yes, it’s true – property easements are very complex, and it’s very important you understand them. Learn more and be in the know. Listen in to this podcast episode as JDSA attorney Matthew Hitchcock discusses Property Easements – and What You Should Know About Them.

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Tips for Avoiding Litigation – In Agreements and Contracts

Season 2, Episode 15 – A contract. An agreement. Is there a difference? Chances are you never thought about it. So what makes a contract or an agreement a good idea? When should you have one? What should be included? There’s so much more to consider than what the good ol' handshake can cover. And knowing how to properly lay out your expectations can help you avoid litigation down the road. In this podcast episode, JDSA Attorney Matthew Hitchcock presents Tips for Avoiding Litigation – In Agreements and Contracts.

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Should I Sue? What to Consider BEFORE Filing a Lawsuit.

Season 2, Episode 12 – Has anyone ever threatened to sue you? Have you ever been told you should sue someone? In either scenario, there is a lot to consider. And most importantly, you need to clearly understand what is involved. Do you have a good case? Would you ever collect if you win? Is there an alternative to suing? In this podcast episode, JDSA Attorney Matthew Hitchcock addresses Should I Sue? What to Consider BEFORE Filing a Lawsuit.

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