Filing for Partition

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.720 Confirmation of or Setting Aside Sale, Motion, Notice in Partition Actions

Code of Civil Procedure 872.550 CCP – Joinder of All Persons Unknown Claiming Any Interest (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.550 is the California partition statute that allows a plaintiff to join all parties, including unknown parties, in a partition action. The statute provides that: Where partition is sought as to all interests in the property, the plaintiff may join as defendants “all persons unknown claiming any interest in the … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 872.520 CCP - Names and Nature of Interest Unknown; Statement in Complaint; Orders (Partition Actions)

Code of Civil Procedure 872.520 CCP – Names and Nature of Interest Unknown; Statement in Complaint; Orders (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.520 is the California partition statute that adds to California Code of Civil Procedure 872.510 by further explaining the requirement of joining defendants or ownership interests that are unknown. This section provides as follows: (a) If the name of a person described in Section 872.510 is not known to the plaintiff, the … Read More

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.510 Joinder of Defendants

Code of Civil Procedure 872.510 CCP – Joinder of Defendants (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.510 is the California partition statute that explains who should be joined as a defendant in a partition action. The statute provides that: The plaintiff shall join as defendants in the action all persons having or claiming interests of record or actually known to the plaintiff or reasonably apparent from … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 872.540 CCP – Oil and Gas Interests (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.540 is the California partition statute that determines that lessees who use the property, but are not owners, should not be joined in the partition action. The statute provides that: Where property is subject to a lease, community lease, unit agreement, or other pooling arrangement with respect to oil or … Read More

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.640 Unknown Parties, Interests

Code of Civil Procedure 872.640 CCP – Unknown Parties; Interests (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.640 is the California partition statute that describes what courts will do in the event that multiple parties are unknown. The statute provides that: Where two or more parties are unknown, the court may consider their interests together in the action and not as between each other. California Code of … Read More

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.318

Code of Civil Procedure 874.318 CCP – Partition Alternatives (Partition of Real Property Act)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.318 is the California partition statute that explains partition alternatives under the California Partition of Real Property Act. The statute provides that: (a) If all the interests of all cotenants that requested partition by sale are not purchased by other cotenants pursuant to Section 874.317, or if after conclusion of the … Read More

How Realtors Can Force the Sale of Co-Owned Property

How Realtors Can Force the Sale of Co-owned Property in California

Can Realtors assist their clients in selling a co-owned property? As a Realtor, you may have come across situations in which a disagreeable co-owner disrupts an otherwise easy sale. Your client may have his or her heart set on selling the home but is unable to do so without the signature of the uncooperative co-owner. … Read More

Is there a statute of limitations on a partition action

Is There a Statute of Limitations on a Partition Action?

Some co-owners in California wonder if there are any limitations on the time to file a partition action. For example, suppose a co-owner moved out of a property 20 years ago and never paid the taxes. Does that mean that they are no longer a co-owner? As explained below, co-owners do not lose their status … Read More

What is a partition action in California

What is a Partition Action in California?

Real Estate Partition Definition in California A partition action is a court-ordered equitable division of property. When one or more co-owners disagrees on what to do with a co-owned property, a partition action can be started to force the sale of the subject property. This definition of a real estate partition shows how a partition … Read More

How to File a Partition Lawsuit Lawyer Attorney Action California

How to File a Partition Lawsuit

Filing a Partition Action Suit in California A partition action in California is the only court-ordered process to bring an end to co-ownership disputes by dividing real estate equitably among co-owners. California law allows for three manners of partition: partition in kind, partition by appraisal, and partition by sale. California partition statutes allow for all … Read More

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