My 47 year old daughter has not spoken to us (her parents) for 2 years even though she lives next door. We had an argument with her "new" husband over the flow of surface water coming from our property to hers. She told us that "she did not want to see our faces or talk to us" after we disputed his claim. He called in the town Building Official on us and the police.
He claimed that we were pumping this water onto 'his' property and he wanted to put in a direct driveway to their house instead of using ours. We had no problem with them using our drive except to ask them to please slow down to 20 mph when coming in or going out, and to please tell their friends to do the same. We have many pets that are allowed to roam on our 30 acres and didn't want them hit.
His contention was that the water was making it impossible to put his driveway in where he wanted it. Their house is downhill from ours (a natural way for water to flow) and we had to do something about it!
We finally put in a curtain drain ending in a dry well at the cost of over $1000. but that still did not satisfy them.
I have tried many times to show a 'no hard feelings on our part' treaty to her, but she still will not see us nor talk to us. Since then, there have been other things he did to make it impossible to be friendly with him.
What can I do? Give me some insite please!