Book Description Review The world is full of barking dogs and trespassing trees, spite fences and 2 a.m. rock fests, but your neighbor's lack of consideration needn't be your lifelong headache. The Nolo Press guide to Neighbor Law, eruditely and accessibly written by attorney Cora Jordan, explains all the laws relevant to noise, obstructed views, and invading branches and roots, boundary lines, fences, and attractions that might be dangerous to children (such as an open swimming pool), otherwise known as 'attractive nuisances.' But it's not enough to merely know the legal facts. Jordan also delves into how to research local laws, how to approach the offending neighbor, and how, if it comes to this, to explore mediation or the final justice of the small-claims court. In today's world, it takes more than a good fence to make a good neighbor; thoughtfulness and tact would be nice, but as they are often in short supply, knowledge of the law is a necessary first step toward solving your neighborly disputes. --Stephanie Gold --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more From Library Journal Most of us have experienced the problems attorney Jordan discusses in this practical, easy-to-understand legal guide. Such difficulties include noisy neighbors, damaged or destroyed trees, overhanging branches, obstruction of view, boundary lines, trespassing, and fences. She outlines a strategy for dealing with almost any kind of neighbor problem, starting with friendly negotiation and, if truly necessary, going all the way to court. Jordan offers advice on legal research, explaining how to find state and local law and statute citations. Recommended for public libraries.- Fern Sikkema, Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, Washington, D.C.Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more See all Editorial Reviews