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Imagine that you let your neighbor occasionally take a shortcut across your property to get to a nearby state park. Then, sometime later, you realize that your neighbor’s Airbnb tenants are stomping along that pathway every week – and you can’t stop them.

A gift from one sister to another triggered a hike in property taxes that made what may have been intended as a kind gesture into an unexpectedly expensive transaction.

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but legal ambiguity is not,” declared the California Court of Appeal, embellishing with that literary flourish a fairly routine dispute over an easement – but one with an important lesson for property owners.

Tempers often flare between divorcing spouses. Unfortunately, that can sometimes lead to a physical confrontation. But is an angry slap in the face simply a foolish emotional act, or is it abuse that warrants a protective order?

As the end of the year approaches, it is a good time to think about moves that will help lower your tax bill for this year and possibly the next.

As the end of the year approaches, it is a good time to think of planning moves that will help lower your tax bill for this year and possibly the next.