What Do I Do if in Eminent Domain, the Government Says I am Owed Less than I Really Am?

This is the most common reason that people over the last 25 years have hired me year after year, and that is that they disagree that the government has gotten it right as to how much compensation should be paid to the property owner. In Florida, you have not done anything wrong when the government says, “We’re going to need to sue you because we need that property.” You haven’t done anything wrong. It’s just they’re exercising their power of eminent domain to take the property, and you should hire an attorney. The attorney should, in turn, engage a competent appraiser or an engineer, and come up with a proper evaluation of how much the property owner is due.