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Mejia v. Reed Fraudulent Transfer Transmutation (Post-Nuptial) Agreements California Law

Mejia v. Reed – Fraudulent Transfer Transmutation (Post-Nuptial) Agreements under California Law

Often times, divorcing couples decide to allocate their assets by a stipulated marital settlement agreement (MSA) that provides a property division that may not be entirely equal. Creditors, either those during the marriage or those post-separation owed only from the assets of one of the spouses may challenge the transaction as a fraudulent transfer, effectively … Read More

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Partition Offsets and Accounting in California

Receiving your equity when forcing the sale of a home in California When co-owners of shared property in California cannot agree on what to do with a property, they may petition the court to force the sale of the property through a partition action. Very often, co-ownership issues go hand-in-hand with financial issues related to … Read More

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California Evidence Code 662 Requires Clear and Convincing Evidence of Real Property Ownership Contrary to Record Title

California Evidence Code Section 662 Clear and Convincing Evidence Standard in Partition and Quiet Title Ownership Disputes California Evidence Code Section 662 is a fundamental rule of California real estate law that prevents record owners from being subjected to meritless claims by others claiming to be the equitable owner. “According to the ‘form of title’ … Read More

Eviction Notice Landlord Tenant Unlawful Detainer Law

Amended Unlawful Detainer Complaint Cannot Allege a Post-Filing Three-Day Notice to Quit

Unlawful Detainer Laws Can be Strictly Enforced Against the Landlord Unlawful detainer law is filled with pitfalls for the unwary. For example, if the landlord realizes after the unlawful detainer complaint has been filed that its three day notice is invalid, can it simply serve a new three day notice, then amend its complaint? In … Read More

Real Estate Law

The Trick to Recovering Partition Attorney’s Fees Against an Uncooperative Co-Tenant

How To Recover Attorney’s Fees in a Partition Action Co-ownership of real estate in California can be expensive when one co-owner, known in the law as a co-tenant, does not cooperate in the sale of the property. This often occurs when the uncooperative co-tenant is enjoying the benefits of a property without contributing to the … Read More

Real Estate Law

Escrows Can Be Negligent, Even While Following Escrow Instructions

California escrows perform an important role in modern real estate and business transactions. While escrow holders are not exempt from negligence, many escrows have made such an argument, contending that they cannot commit negligence so long as they follow the escrow instructions. One court summarily rejected the arguments of a “malfeasant escrow holder [that attempted] to … Read More

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