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Partition Actions in Bakersfield

Bakersfield is a city located in the southern San Joaquin Valley of California. It is the county seat of Kern County and the ninth-largest city in the state. Bakersfield is known for its rich agricultural history, its oil industry, and its country music scene. The city is home to a variety of attractions, including the Kern County Museum, the Bakersfield Museum of Art, and the Kern County Raceway Park. Bakersfield is also home to a number of parks, including Hart Memorial Park, Panorama Park, and the Kern River Parkway. The city is a popular destination for outdoor recreation, with a variety of activities available, such as fishing, camping, and hiking.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Bakersfield, California is $245,000. As of 2020, the population of the Bakersfield, California area is estimated to be around 380,874 people.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Bakersfield

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Kern County are exceptionally experienced in the area of California partition actions. California partition actions allows for the division of real property owned by two or more persons. This statute allows for the court to order the sale of the property and the division of the proceeds among the owners. The court may also order the property to be physically divided among the owners. The partition statutes also provide for the court to order the sale of the property and the division of the proceeds among the owners if the court finds that a physical division of the property would be impractical or inequitable. The partition statutes also provide for the court to order the sale of the property and the division of the proceeds among the owners if the owners cannot agree on a physical division of the property. The legal effect of the California partition statute is that it allows for the court to order the sale of the property and the division of the proceeds among the owners if the owners cannot agree on a physical division of the property.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Can heirs force the sale of property? Heirs can force the sale of real property in California once that property is distributed to them. However, sometimes, the property is still held in a trust where the trustee will sell the property. When there is no trust, the probate court may decide that the probate administrator will sell the property before it is distributed in fractional interests to the heirs.

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    Bollo v. Navarro – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Bollo v. Navarro, 33 Cal. 459 (1867), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The case involved a dispute between two co-owners of a parcel of land in California. The two co-owners, Bollo and Navarro, had inherited the land from their father, who had died without leaving a will. The two co-owners had been living on the land for some time, but had not been able to agree on how to divide the land between them. Bollo had filed a lawsuit against Navarro, seeking a partition of the land. The court ruled in favor of Bollo, ordering that the land be divided into two equal parts, with each co-owner receiving one half. The court also ordered that the costs of the partition be shared equally between the two co-owners. The case established the legal principle that co-owners of land have the right to seek a partition of the land if they are unable to agree on how to divide it.

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

    Our Bakersfield 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 (661) 999-3300 or contact us online today.

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