My question involves real estate located in the State of: CT
After failing in attempts to have our neighbor sign a license to use the 6' of our property that is on their side of our stonewall, we felt we were left with no option but to move the stonewall between the properties over 6' to the property line to protect ourselves from adverse possession.
Our lawyer, who was urging us to sign an agreement to leave the wall in place forever in exchange for the neighbor agreeing to not try to claim adverse possession (although he continually told us that they did not meet the requirements for adverse possession) left a voicemail stating " I have done all I can to try to resolve the matter and if you want to hire another lawyer, fine. I am sending a bill for my services". Which he did and I promptly paid and consider our relationship concluded.
I took one more shot, by sending a letter and a modified agreement stating that we would not move the wall for a minimum of ten years. The letter asked them to please sign the agreement or remove any plants you wish to save by August 25. The neighbor on receiving the letter furiously tore out/chopped down a couple of bushes.
A couple of days later, I got a letter from my former lawyer, enclosing a copy of a letter from the neighbor's lawyer. In it he stated that I knew the neighbors were represented by council and that sending a letter and agreement directly was unacceptable.
I thought I was doing the right thing to make one more attempt at a compromise before moving the wall, which will be about 2' from the neighbor's driveway and will be visually less appealing than leaving the wall in it's present location.
My question: Am I legally precluded from contacting the neighbor directly?