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I'm sorry to hear of the trouble you're having with your neighbor, but happy to say that you do have recourse.
Regardless of how long either you or the neighbor has lived there, and irrespective of whether or not the easement was recorded, the neighbor cannot, under any circumstances, block your way in and out of the property. To be clear, he can do absolutely nothing, including putting a fence on his own property, if it prevents reasonable access to your home. If the neighbor tries to do this, you can take him to court and the judge will acknowledge both the unrecorded easement and an easement implied by law due to the necessity. In other words, there's no way the neighbor can put up that fence blocking property access and get away with it in the face of opposition. The law is 100% in your favor on this.
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