Partition Actions in Agoura Hills
Agoura Hills is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. It is located in the eastern Conejo Valley between the Simi Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains. The city is known for its expansive views of the Santa Monica Mountains and its proximity to Malibu and the beaches of the Pacific Ocean. Agoura Hills is home to many celebrities and is known for its upscale neighborhoods and excellent schools. The city is also home to a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Agoura Hills is a great place to live for those who want to be close to the city but still enjoy the beauty of nature.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Agoura Hills, California is $817,400 as of 2021. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of Agoura Hills, California was 20,843.
Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Agoura Hills
Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Los Angeles County are exceptionally experienced in the area of California partition actions. A California partition action is a law that allows co-owners of real property to divide the property among themselves. The partition statutes provide a legal mechanism for co-owners to divide the property without having to go through the court system. The partition statutes also provide a way for co-owners to force the sale of the property if they cannot agree on how to divide it. The partition statutes also set out the procedures for the sale of the property and how the proceeds of the sale will be divided among the co-owners. The partition statutes also provide for the payment of costs associated with the sale of the property.
Our team of partition attorneys can assist co-owners with frequently asked questions about partitions, such as:
- Can heirs force the sale of property? Heirs can force the sale of real property in California once that property is distributed to them. However, sometimes, the property is still held in a trust where the trustee will sell the property. When there is no trust, the probate court may decide that the probate administrator will sell the property before it is distributed in fractional interests to the heirs.
- What is the timeline for a California partition action? Most partition actions are resolved in 3 to 6 months by way of settlement. Other cases can take 6 to 12 months to obtain an interlocutory judgment of partition, which generally appoints a referee to sell the property.
- Can I recover my attorney’s fees in a partition action? Yes, you can recover your legal fees in a partition action through a motion for attorney’s fees. However, most partitions settle, and most settlements involve a walk-away of attorney’s fees, meaning it important to hire a partition attorney who will handle the matter efficiently since each party is likely to pay their own fees.
- Can a partition action be stopped or dismissed in California? The truth is that there are very few affirmative defenses in a partition action, and those defenses are rarely applied by courts in California.
- What is the average cost of a partition action? The usual cost for a partition action is about $8,000 to $12,000, depending on the complexity. Some cases settle quickly after the defendant receives the partition complaint, while others can drag on longer if there are more complex issues or delay tactics by the defendant.
Bordessa v. Lanker – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of Bordessa v. Lanker, 2007 WL 906731, A113226 (27-Mar-2007) , the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The case involved a dispute between two siblings over the ownership of a family home. The siblings had inherited the home from their parents, and the dispute arose when one sibling wanted to sell the home and the other wanted to keep it. The court had to decide whether the siblings could partition the home, meaning that they would divide the home into two separate properties, or whether the home should be sold and the proceeds divided between the siblings. The court ultimately ruled that the home could not be partitioned, and that it should be sold and the proceeds divided between the siblings.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Agoura Hills in the County of Los Angeles, California.
Our partition litigation attorneys will work diligently to obtain a favorable outcome on your behalf, whether by negotiation or litigation. Call the experienced real estate partition attorneys at Talkov Law at (818) 900-7700 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.
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