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Partition Actions in Alameda

Alameda is a city located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. It is situated on an island of the same name, which is connected to the mainland by bridges and a causeway. Alameda is known for its Victorian-style homes, its vibrant downtown area, and its many parks and beaches. The city is home to a variety of attractions, including the USS Hornet Museum, the Alameda Naval Air Station, and the Alameda Point Antiques Faire. Alameda is also home to a number of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Alameda, California is $817,400 as of 2021. As of July 1, 2019, the population of Alameda County, California was estimated to be 1,639,622.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Alameda

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Alameda County are exceptionally experienced in the area of California partition actions. California partition actions provide a legal mechanism for co-owners of real property to divide the property among themselves. The partition statutes allow a co-owner to file a lawsuit in court to have the property divided, either physically or by sale. The court will then order the division of the property in a way that is fair and equitable to all parties. The partition statutes also provide that any proceeds from the sale of the property must be divided among the co-owners in proportion to their respective interests in the property.

Our team of partition attorneys can assist co-owners with frequently asked questions about partitions, such as:

  • How much does a partition action cost? The cost of a partition action can vary widely depending on the complexity of the case. A typical partition action usually costs between $5,000 and $12,000, with about $8,000 being the most common cost. However, difficulty locating a defendant, the motion to appoint a partition referee, delay tactics by defendants, and other issues may raise the cost of your partition action. An experienced partition lawyer can mitigate costs and resolve your co-ownership dispute with maximum efficiency.
  • Are there ways to make my partition action less expensive? There are numerous ways to obtain a less expensive partition action in California. For example, having your documents organized can ensure you don’t have to pay your attorney to go through a disorganized mess to get the information they need.
  • Who pays for a partition action? In California, each party typically pays for their own attorney’s fees (known as the “American Rule”). However, California partition law allows for an exception to this rule, stating that “the court shall apportion the costs of partition among the parties in proportion to their interests or make such other apportionment as may be equitable.” California Code of Civil Procedure 874.040. Indeed, the court may award “reasonable attorney’s fees incurred or paid by a party for the common benefit.” California Code of Civil Procedure 874.010(a).
  • What happens to any debts or liens on the property during a partition action? Secured debts are paid from the sale of the property. Secured lenders named in a partition action are generally dismissed with an agreement to pay the mortgage at the time of the sale.
  • Can a partition action be stopped? Generally, a partition action cannot be stopped, but a defendant may be able to buy time to seek a resolution. Eventually, however, the plaintiff can generally force the sale of the property based on the absolute right to partition.

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    Johnson v. Brauner – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Johnson v. Brauner, 131 Cal.App.2d 713 (1955), the issue was whether a partition of real property was proper. The plaintiffs, Johnson and his wife, owned a parcel of real property with two other individuals, Brauner and his wife. The Johnsons and the Brauners had agreed to partition the property, but the Brauners refused to sign the deed. The Johnsons then filed a partition action, and the trial court ordered a partition by sale. The Brauners appealed, arguing that the partition was improper because the Johnsons had not provided sufficient evidence of their ownership interest in the property. The court of appeals held that the partition was proper, finding that the Johnsons had provided sufficient evidence of their ownership interest in the property. The court also noted that the Brauners had failed to provide any evidence to support their claim that the Johnsons did not own an interest in the property.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Alameda, County of Alameda, California

    Our Alameda partition litigation attorneys will work diligently to obtain a favorable outcome on your behalf, whether by negotiation or litigation. Talkov law unlocks access to justice for co-owners by funding your case. For qualified cases, you pay no fees until we successfully partition your property by obtaining a sale on the market or to your co-owner! For a free consultation with California’s first and largest team of partition attorneys at Talkov Law at (510) 999-3300 or contact us online today.

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