Guiding Montana Clients Through Eminent Domain Concerns
With eminent domain, the state has the right to take your property for public use. But they do not have the right to take it without notifying and compensating you. However, eminent domain laws are very complex, and it can be difficult for everyday people to protect their rights.
At Knight & Dahood, we have over 90 years of combined experience helping clients in Montana obtain justice in eminent domain cases. If the state condemns your property or destroys the access to your land, we will provide the skilled legal guidance you need to protect your rights as a property owner.
Protecting Your Land
For many of us, the property we own is important. Maybe you live in the house where your children grew up. Perhaps you inherited the land from your parents. Whatever your story, it can be painful to watch the state take it over through condemnation, inverse condemnation or changing or destroying access to your land.
Regardless of how the state has exercised its eminent domain rights, you are likely unsure about your options. At a basic level, there are really only two things you can do:
- Stop the state from ceasing your land. Unfortunately, the only way to do this is to prove that the government does not need the land for public use. Although this is difficult to do, it is possible with thorough investigation and the right circumstances. We will work hard to prove that you should be able to keep your land.
- Fight for just compensation. We will assist you in determining the fair market value of your property so that you can be compensated fairly for your property. For most people struggling with eminent domain issues, this is the best option.
Our team of four dedicated attorneys works together to accomplish our clients’ goals. When you hire us, you are not just hiring a lawyer. You are hiring a law firm that will stand behind you every step of the way. Call 406-565-4804 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss how we can help you protect your rights in the Anaconda area.