Partition Actions in Angels Camp
Angels Camp is a small city located in Calaveras County, California. It has a population of approximately 3,800 people and covers an area of 3.6 square miles. The city is known for its rich history, particularly its association with the California Gold Rush. It was founded in 1848 and quickly became a hub for gold mining activity. Today, Angels Camp is a popular tourist destination, with attractions such as the Calaveras County Fairgrounds, the Angels Camp Museum, and the nearby New Melones Lake. The city also hosts several annual events, including the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee, which celebrates the famous short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” by Mark Twain.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Angeles Camp, Calaveras County, California is $499,000 as of 2021. As of 2020, the population of the Calaveras County area of Angels Camp is 3,956.
Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Angels Camp
Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Calaveras 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:
- What is a partition referee? A partition referee is a neutral third party, often times a lawyer or real estate broker, who completes the sale for the co-owners under court authority. The referee is then paid for their services either on an hourly, flat fee, or commission basis, and is relieved by the court of their duties in the case.
- How to force the sale of jointly owned property? A partition action is the only statutory method to ensure the end of the co-ownership dispute.
- Can we negotiate a settlement instead of going through a partition action? We find that the best solution is to file the partition action, then negotiate a settlement. Defendants often reach a more reasonable settlement when they are being advised by a partition attorney who will explain that the plaintiff is very likely to obtain the sale of the property.
- 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.
- Will the plaintiff win a California partition action? The plaintiff almost always prevails in a partition. This is because the right to partition is absolute under California law. Most partition actions result in the Defendant agreeing to sell the property or buyout the plaintiff’s interest in the property, which is generally the plaintiff’s goal.
In re Marriage of Romant – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of In re Marriage of Romant, 1993 WL 534618, G013102 (28-Dec-1993) , the partition issues revolved around the division of the couple’s marital assets. The couple had been married for over twenty years and had accumulated a substantial amount of assets, including real estate, stocks, and other investments. The court had to determine how to divide the assets in a fair and equitable manner. The court also had to consider the couple’s respective contributions to the marriage, as well as the couple’s respective needs and abilities to manage the assets. Ultimately, the court determined that the couple should divide the assets in a manner that was fair and equitable to both parties.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Angels Camp in the County of Calaveras, 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 (209) 600-7700 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.
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