Partition Actions in Azusa
Azusa is a city located in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County, California. It is situated at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains and is approximately 20 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. Azusa is known for its historic downtown area, which features a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. The city is also home to Azusa Pacific University, a private Christian university, and Citrus College, a public community college. Azusa is a great place to live, work, and play, with plenty of outdoor activities, cultural attractions, and educational opportunities.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Azusa, California is $521,400 as of 2021. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of Azusa, California is 50,937.
Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Azusa
Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Los Angeles 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:
- 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).
- 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.
- When is a partition action right for my dispute? Generally, parties who can reach their own resolution of a co-ownership dispute are not reading websites about partition law. If you are reading this article, chances are that your co-ownership dispute has reached a level where legal options are being considered. Filing a partition action will bring about a certain result to the co-ownership dispute, rather than letting it linger for years on end. However, if the parties are very close to a settlement, it may be wise to consider a resolution.
- Can a partition action be filed for both real property and personal property in California? Yes, all co-owned real and personal property can be partitioned under California law. Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 872.020.
- What is a partition action and when is it necessary?
Noble v. Beach – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of Noble v. Beach, 21 Cal.2d 91 (1942), the issue was whether a partition of real property could be made without the consent of all the owners. The plaintiff, Noble, owned a one-third interest in a parcel of real property with two other owners, Beach and another individual. Noble sought to partition the property, but Beach refused to consent to the partition. The court held that partition could not be made without the consent of all the owners, and that Beach had the right to refuse to consent to the partition. The court also held that the partition could not be made without the consent of all the owners, even if it would be beneficial to the other owners.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Azusa in the County of Los Angeles, 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 (626) 777-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.
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