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Partition Actions in Atherton

Atherton is a small, affluent town located in San Mateo County, California. It is situated between the cities of Menlo Park and Redwood City, and is part of the San Francisco Bay Area. Atherton is known for its large, luxurious homes, and is one of the most expensive zip codes in the United States. The town is home to many tech executives, venture capitalists, and other wealthy professionals. Atherton is also home to several parks, including Holbrook-Palmer Park, which features a playground, picnic areas, and a duck pond. The town is served by the Menlo Park-Atherton Caltrain station, which provides access to San Francisco and other Bay Area cities.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Atherton, California is $6,890,000 as of 2021. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of Atherton, California was 7,287.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Atherton

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving San Mateo 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:

  • 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 type of relief can be granted by the court in a partition action? A partition action generally involves the sale or division of the property, along with an accounting of offsets.
  • 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.
  • What are the tax implications of a partition action? It is best to seek the advice of a tax attorney or CPA about tax issues. However, the most common tax issues in partitions, like other sales, can involve capital gains taxes and the potential partial or full reassessment of property taxes.
  • Are there methods to resolve a partition situation without a court-ordered sale? The vast majority of partitions are solved without a court-ordered sale. Many times, the defendant will buy out the plaintiff’s interest. Other times, the parties will agree to a voluntary sale on the open market. However, the filing of the partition action is generally what forces the defendant to see the wisdom of settlement. Under California’s Partition of Real Property Act, a defendant can buy out the interest of the plaintiff at an appraised value, meaning that a court-ordered sale is only likely occur where the defendant simply can’t afford to buy the property but still won’t agree to sell.

Speak to Our Atherton Partition Attorneys Today

Call our San Mateo County Partition Attorneys today to end your co-ownership dispute. You don’t pay until the house is sold!

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    Kampa v. Superior Court – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Kampa v. Superior Court, 2018 WL 3298029, E068425 (5-Jul-2018) , the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The plaintiff, Kampa, owned a parcel of land with two other individuals, and the three of them had agreed to partition the land. However, the other two individuals refused to sign the partition agreement, and Kampa sought a court order to compel them to do so. The court found that the partition agreement was valid and enforceable, and ordered the other two individuals to sign it. The court also found that the partition agreement was not subject to any partition issues, such as unequal division of the land or any other issues that could arise from the partition.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Atherton, County of San Mateo, California

    Our Atherton 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 (650) 999-3300 or contact us online today.

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