Are you in the path of the Monroe Bypass? Attorneys at the law firm of Horack Talley in Charlotte have begun representing homeowners and other property owners who will lose their property to the state of North Carolina. Through condemnation and eminent domain, the state will be taking property for the new Monroe Connector/Bypass project, a 19.7 mile toll road. The road will stretch from US 74 and I-485 in Mecklenburg County between Matthews and Stallings to US 74 between the towns of Wingate and Marshville in Union County. “If the state takes your property, you’re entitled to compensation based on the ‘highest and best use’ of that property,” says Horack Talley attorney Ann Pilkington. “And if you have to move after the state takes your property, you’re entitled to relocation expenses. ” Pilkington and other Horack Talley attorneys help clients navigate the process to get the highest compensation for their property. “The N.C. Department of Transportation will obtain its own appraisal and will try to convince you to accept their value,” Pilkington explains. “If you don’t agree with the value that the NCDOT has offered, you don’t have to accept it if you don’t believe that it is fair. That’s when it would benefit you to obtain the services of a lawyer to work directly with the NCDOT on your behalf. ” Horack Talley has developed relationships with qualified appraisers to assist in countering the NCDOT appraisal. The law firm’s fees are either hourly or on contingency. Under a contingency fee agreement, the attorneys get paid when you receive your money. The firm is offering free consultations to help property owners decide if they need legal assistance. To schedule your session, call 704/377-2500. Horack Talley’s practice areas include family law, commercial and residential real estate, real estate litigation, commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, tax planning and wealth building, employment law, and homeowners’ association law. The firm has offices in uptown Charlotte at 301 S. College Street Find out more at www.horacktalley.com .