What is the name of your state? New York
My mother and I jointly own a 10 acre parcel of undeveloped land in a rural setting. We live about 4 miles from it. My cousin lives in the lot adjacent to this property. He's recently reported to me that he has caught trespassers on my property several times, usually hunters. He also indicated that he has no authority to take any action against them unless he has it in writing from us. He wants a legal document giving him authority to take legal action against anyone he sees on this property. i.e. have them arrested and press charges. I wasn't sure how to word this document. You have to be very careful. If we say he can take any steps necessary, he might shoot the trespassers, they we would be liable since he has that in writing. Please advise on exactly how to word this. Thank you.