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Is a Boundary Dispute Reasonable or Capricious?

Updated on October 5, 2014
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Is it legal to put up a fence on a boundary? How do you make it more reasonable when the title deeds are legal and clear? Is there a chance for a capricious court resolution? Why should three judges permit the boundary problem to escalate? How do you keep the law away when there is no space for a cordial agreement between the owners? What law prevails over the land bought and the mortgage deeds?

I can go on with unreasonable questions when the answer is clear, legal and fair…but to put up my fence, it has festered. Let me share the situation in case it may help and prevent similar cases.

Worldwide boundaries

First boundary by our Creator
First boundary by our Creator
Cities boundaries
Cities boundaries
Airlines imaginary boundary lines
Airlines imaginary boundary lines
Boundary in China
Boundary in China

What is a boundary

First of all let's define boundary by the way it is found in the dictionaries. That abstract noun is something that shows where an area ends and another area begins. It is a point or limit that includes where two things become different by:

  • a fence
  • a river
  • trees
  • or even by such thing as an imaginary line

The world was created and it is divided into the following boundaries with over 3000,000 cities:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Antarctica

There is an imaginary air road boundaries to ensure the safety of air navigation, and the efficient utilization of navigable airspace by aircraft.

The Great Wall marks the boundaries from east to west of China.

The picture below is how the property is legally divided.

Land boundaries
Land boundaries

This is how the boundary situation began

I bought a property up on a mountain, escaping from neighbors that do not respect what love is about “Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.” (Romans 13:10), nor respect the first article of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights that states:“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”

The picture below marked in red is our boundary issue.

boundary issue
boundary issue

Taking what it is not own

Going by the boundaries at the moment of constructing a fence my neighbor will be blocked. If you notice, by the way my neighbor constructed his fence, it will block his own way through his property. The case is that he did it to himself. Now he does not want me to put my fence up and wants me to move the boundaries. He has not taken very well the approach; he sees my act as a greedy one. Now tell me something… Is it legal to cheat the bank that accepted my property to build the house?

Is it legal for three judges to step on the article 2 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights that states: “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedom set forth in this Declaration without distinction of any kind….” Humm are you reading my thought process…

My uncle, whom I love in a special way, is my dear neighbor. A vow is something I did for my father to stay back with the fence issue, and the compromise was my uncle made a commitment of not selling. The vow ended with my father’s death and my uncle broke his promise, selling the house. This has added up many unnecessary discomforts, which I will not expose.

Ok, enough with the gossip…let’s go through what concerns to the H.O.W. movement.

The best way to deal with boundary problems:

  1. Assure yourself before you put up a fence. Take measures in taking away light, air and vision from your neighbor. Be sure of your legal boundaries. My uncle put up his fence in his boundaries but forgot mine.
  2. Invite your neighbor to be reasonable toward the legal deeds.
  3. Find mediation service before neighboring relations deteriorate irreparably. (Thank God I still say to my uncle “bendición” and he replies “Dios te bendiga”.)
  4. The world is so big, if you cannot deal with other's rights, live alone or seek some kind of therapy.

This is not about family love…either one of us could pass away at any moment. Others will stay with this issue, and they will not deal by our family's status quo. Actually, I cannot put up my fence if I do not present the case in the Supreme court…this means money and emotional stress, beyond other things. I have to sue my neighbor (my adorable uncle) because of the contempt charges in the final resolution in order to have a fence.

Love must be tough!

This is deeper than what I have exposed, but I wanted to share my testimony in case you could be walking this uncomfortable path. For a better humanity, sometimes we need to pass through discomfort when we want to do things legally. Love must be tough! We need to learn to discipline ourselves and respect boundaries by all means.

If we do not respect ourselves how will we be respected by others! Love thy neighbors as yourself.

Blessings to all!

© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O’Farrill

How to divide boundaries with a fence

© 2013 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill


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    • Froggy213 profile image

      Greg Boudonck 

      6 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Prayers for Godly wisdom in how to deal with this situation.

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      gichohi waweru 

      6 years ago

      hey mama that was educative.. am loving how you have combined, law, scripture and skills of sense.. thanks and be blessed

    • Lastheart profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      7 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Thanks Ericdierker i saw some interesting titles in your page and I was about to read one before the sun beats the moon and take away my sleeping time.

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      Eric Dierker 

      7 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I will follow and learn more about your wonderful world. It is nice to someone with such great writing skills relate the happenings of your world.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      7 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Ericdierker I know that we read articles here and some times we really do not have so much time to go into details...and things such as bro for sis...or the need of saying "Mia culpa" is no need at all I understand. The fact is that you did take time and that is appreciated.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      7 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Eiddwen so nice to have you around. Your profile as well as your hubs are very interesting.

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      Eric Dierker 

      7 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Ah Lastheart, I did not know you spoke of lands with a rich latin America tradition and a Jurisdiction that followed Civil law rather than our common law. Mia Culpa, Mia Culpa. I read your referenced link and I now know better.

      You must know by now that boundary disputes where you are, are ---- well normal. They are the bread of gossip and pride, especially if you spend much money on court! Just the bragging rights are worth it. Welcome to a land with laws developed by the French.

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      7 years ago from Wales

      Interesting and useful.

      I now look forward to many more from you.


    • Lastheart profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      7 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Ericdierker I knew this analyze was going to arrive any moment. I do not have cattle, but we both have dogs. You made me laugh with cattle stuff. Yes, I know some places are wonderful without a fence. There are places and there are places. I have been without a fence since 1995, but things have been changing. My husband and I have written some articles from the issue such as:

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      Eric Dierker 

      7 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Interesting indeed. I wonder, where you live is there a need for a fence? Have you got cattle problems? It has been said that good fences/boundaries help make good neighbors. I do not quite buy that. Good neighbors make good neighbors and bad ones bad.

    • Froggy213 profile image

      Greg Boudonck 

      7 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Good advice my dear.


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