A survey is a couple hundred bucks, just get a survey
@Shawn Trudeau Surveys for this small of a project are fairly cheap. You may be finding it difficult to get an attorney involved because there is no money to be made on this issue. Get some recommendations for a Surveyor in your area, get a few quotes for comfort if needed then resolved the issue.
1) get a survey
2) letter to neighbor “I believe the mailboxes are on my property. If you provide a current survey showing otherwise, I’ll be happy to move them”.
If you want an attorney you have to retain one i.e., pay them and enter into a written agreement to establish an attorney-client relationship. You can't just call and get legal advice over the phone.
I imagine the longer the neighbor does nothing here with respect to protecting "her" land, the easier your quiet title action will be.
Tell her to kick rocks. Burden of proof is on her. Tell her you are done texting with her back and forth. The mail boxes are on your property and it has been verified by previous owners. If she wants to get a survey and prove you wrong then tell her you will be happy to move them at that time. I would also tell her this is my last text about this issue, that you are firm on your stance, and not wasting any more time with her pettiness. Sounds to me like you have been to nice to this person. Sometimes you have to be stern.
- Find a way to convince your neighbor to team up with you in clarifying the boundaries between the properties. The more adversarial your approach the higher the risk in increasing the cost.
- To determine the boundaries, check the legal descriptions of the properties in both of the deeds. If the deeds are not sufficient to resolve the issue (not likely), then order a survey. To reduce the cost of the survey, convince your neighbor to split the cost.
- If the survey ends up in your favor, and your neighbor still has an issue, find a good attorney (via referral). Set up a free consultation with the attorney to work out a strategy in case your neighbor files a civil claim. Be sure to document all communications, transactions, etc. with the neighbor as you may need them later in your counter-claim or for court. Ask the attorney for advice on how to deal with the neighbor in the meantime in case s/he misbehaves.
- Think in advance about what you will do if the survey proves the neighbor is right.
Tackle this from a different angle.
IIRC the mail boxes and their placement belong to the feds so go to your local post office and ask them about placement