Partition Actions in Alameda County
Alameda County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. It is the seventh most populous county in the state, with a population of 1,510,271 as of the 2010 census. The county seat is Oakland, and its largest city is also Oakland. Alameda County is home to many of the Bay Area’s most popular attractions, including the Oakland Zoo, the Oakland Museum of California, and the Chabot Space and Science Center. The county is also home to several universities, including the University of California, Berkeley, and Mills College. Alameda County is known for its diverse population, with a mix of cultures and backgrounds. It is also known for its beautiful parks and trails, including the East Bay Regional Park District, which offers a variety of outdoor activities.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Alameda County, California is $817,400 as of 2021. As of July 1, 2019, the population of Alameda County, California was estimated to be 1,639,621.
Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Alameda County
Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Alameda County are exceptionally experienced in the area of California partition actions. California partition actions allows for the division of real property owned by two or more persons. This statute allows for the court to order the sale of the property and the division of the proceeds among the owners. The court may also order the property to be physically divided among the owners. The partition statutes also provide for the court to order the sale of the property and the division of the proceeds among the owners if the court finds that a physical division of the property would be impractical or inequitable. The partition statutes also provide for the court to order the sale of the property and the division of the proceeds among the owners if the owners cannot agree on a physical division of the property. The legal effect of the California partition statute is that it allows for the court to order the sale of the property and the division of the proceeds among the owners if the owners cannot agree on a physical division of the property.
Our team of partition attorneys can assist co-owners with frequently asked questions about partitions, such as:
- 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.
- What to expect in a California partition action? Partition actions necessarily resolve the conflict between co-owners through an expedited statutory process. A capable partition attorney will assist in expediting the process and producing the most favorable outcome.
- How long will it take for the plaintiff to receive his or her share of the sales proceeds? Usually, the property is marketed for sale or purchased by the defendant in 3 to 6 months. If a referee is appointed, that may take 6 to 9 months. With proper drafting of an interlocutory judgment of partition by sale, the referee can be required to disburse the proceeds promptly at the close of escrow or shortly thereafter.
- 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 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.
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Akley v. Bassett – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of Akley v. Bassett, 189 Cal. 625 (1922), the California Supreme Court was asked to decide whether a partition of real property was proper. The dispute arose when two brothers, William and John Akley, inherited a parcel of land from their father. William wanted to keep the land intact, while John wanted to divide it into two separate parcels. The court held that the partition was proper, as the brothers had equal rights to the land and the partition would not cause any prejudice to either of them. The court also noted that the partition would not interfere with the rights of any third parties, as the land was not subject to any mortgages or other encumbrances. The court also noted that the partition would not cause any damage to the land itself, as it was not necessary to divide the land into two parcels in order to make it more productive.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the Alameda County County in the County of Alameda, 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 (510) 999-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.