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Partition Actions in American Canyon

American Canyon is a city located in Napa County, California. It is situated in the northern part of the San Francisco Bay Area, about 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. The city is home to approximately 19,000 people and is known for its scenic views of the Napa Valley and its proximity to the Napa Valley Wine Country. American Canyon is a popular destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and kayaking. The city also offers a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

According to Zillow, the median home value in American Canyon, Napa County, California is $541,400 as of 2021. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of American Canyon, California was 20,945.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving American Canyon

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Napa 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 allow co-owners to divide the property either by agreement or by court order. If the co-owners cannot agree on how to divide the property, then the court will divide the property in a way that is fair and equitable to all parties. The partition statutes also provide that any partition of the property must be in accordance with the laws of the state of California. The legal effect of the partition statutes is that it provides a legal mechanism for co-owners to divide their property without having to go through the court system.

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

  • Do I need to go to court to win a partition action? While the partition action must be filed with the court, partition actions rarely involve a trial in which the co-owners appear at court. This means it is extremely unlikely that you will need to step foot in a courtroom. Most partition work is done by motion practice involving tentative rulings with little interaction between the court and the attorneys, let alone the co-owners.
  • What are the potential outcomes of a partition action? The most likely outcome in a partition action is that the plaintiff receives fair value for their interest in the property either through a sale to a third party or to the defendant. In rare cases, a property can be divided, through this is not applicable to single family residences with no surplus land.
  • How will the property be divided if a partition action is successful? In most partition actions, the property will be sold, rather than being divided. If the property is eligible for partition in-kind, the court can appoint a referee to prepare a report on dividing the property in a manner that does not damage the value of the fractional interests.
  • What are the grounds for a partition action in California? A co-owner is “entitled to partition as a matter of absolute right,” meaning “he need not assign any reason for his demand; that it is sufficient if he demands a severance; and that when grounds for a sale are duly established it may be demanded as of right. To grant it is not a mere matter of grace.” De Roulet v. Mitchel (1945) 70 Cal.App.2d 120, 123-124.
  • How long does a partition action take in California?” Most partition actions are complete in 3 to 6 months because most cases settle in either a buyout or agreed sale. However, some cases can drag on for 6 to 12 months.

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    Kenco Investments, Inc. v. Marsh – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Kenco Investments, Inc. v. Marsh, 2020 WL 3444435, F077602 (24-Jun-2020) , the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The dispute arose when Kenco Investments, Inc. (Kenco) and Marsh, the owners of a jointly owned property, could not agree on how to divide the property. Kenco sought a court order to partition the property, while Marsh argued that the property should remain undivided. The court ultimately found that the property should be partitioned, and ordered that the property be divided into two separate parcels. The court also ordered that Marsh pay Kenco for the value of the portion of the property that was allocated to Kenco.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of American Canyon, County of Napa, California

    Our American Canyon 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 (707) 777-6600 or contact us online today.

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