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What Are Property Disputes?

property disputesProperty law is a type of civil law that deals with property disputes. Property disputes are disagreements over different forms of ownership of real, tangible property and personal property. Property disputes can deal with land and objects as well as with intangible property such as copyrights, money, notes, and stocks. Property can be transferred between parties, whether businesses or individuals, and sometimes the transfer of property can create disputes. It is necessary to have an attorney present when negotiating a property dispute to ensure that the terms of property transfer and the solution to the dispute are fair and just.

Personal vs. Real Property

There are two types of property, personal property and real property. Real property tends to refer to immovable property, which is property that cannot be physically moved from its location. Personal property refers to movable property, which includes just about everything else.

Movable property is that which can be moved or transferred without causing any damage in the moving process. Movable property can be objects, money, or anything else that can be transferred or relocated. On the other hand, immovable property is property that cannot be transferred without damaging the asset itself. For example, a house would be considered immovable property because it can’t be literally picked up and moved elsewhere. It is fixed in its location. Now, while the house itself is immovable property, the deed to that house can be considered immovable property.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is property that is a creation of the mind that is owned by a person or party and protected by the law. An example of intellectual property would be the ownership a copyright on a song or book, both of which are ideas generated by a persons mind. The ideas don’t have a physical, tangible structure to them, but they are still considered property. Intellectual property disputes are a common occurrence in today’s world, and the battles over intellectual property rights can be fierce. This is why a very experienced and knowledgeable intellectual property attorney is needed to solve these disputes successfully.

Protect Your Assets

If you feel that you have been wronged by an individual or entity and have lost property in the process, contact us at Roybal-Mack & Cordova, P.C.’s, and our property law attorneys will fight to regain lost property, protect your assets, and get you proper compensation for any losses.