Partition Defenses

Waiver of Right to Partition in California

When relationships sour and one party wants out of a co-ownership relationship by way of a partition action, the other party may feel betrayed and outraged. These feelings of resentment often manifest themselves in legal proceedings as defendants are quick to claim just about anything to try to delay the inevitable sale of the property … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 874.312 CCP - Definitions (Partition of Real Property Act)

Code of Civil Procedure 874.312 CCP – Definitions (Partition of Real Property Act)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.312 is the California partition statute that defines terms used in the Partition of Real Property Act. The terms stated here are used throughout California’s Partition of Real Property Act, which became effective January 1, 2023. For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:(a) “Determination of value” means a … Read More

Can my co-owner contest a partition action

Can my Co-owner Contest a Partition in California?

Can my co-owner contest a partition? When one co-owner wants to initiate a partition action, a common concern that we hear as partition attorneys is whether the other co-owner can contest the partition. The short answer is that your co-owner can contest anything they want; the real issue is whether they will succeed. In some ways, a … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 874.317 Cotenant buyout of interests Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act

Code of Civil Procedure 874.317 CCP – Cotenant buyout of interests (Partition of Real Property Act)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.317 is the California partition statute that sets forth the manner in which a co-owner of property can buyout the interests of the other co-owners, which forms the essence of the Partition of Real Property Act. The statute states the following: (a) If any cotenant requested partition by sale, the … Read More

What Is an Answer to a Partition Action

What is an Answer to a Partition Action?

Answer to a Partition Action Complaint in California When an action for partition is filed, the opposing party has an opportunity to respond to this action by filing an answer. An answer to a partition action is a pleading by the defendant in response to the plaintiff’s complaint for partition. In the answer, defendants have … Read More

CCP 872.410 Contents Talkov Law

Code of Civil Procedure 872.410 CCP – Contents (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.410 is the California partition statute that provides for the contents of the answer to a complaint for partition. The statute provides that: The answer shall set forth: (a) Any interest the defendant has or claims in the property. (b) Any facts tending to controvert such material allegations of the complaint as … Read More

How to Win a Partition Action in California

How to Win a Partition Action

The Tricks to Winning a Partition Action in California A partition action is the only court process in California to end disputes when parties are co-owners (also known as co-tenants) of real property. Indeed, the court must divide the real estate equitably among its co-owners so long as a partition is found to be appropriate.[1]California … Read More

Absolute Right to Partition in California Talkov Law

Absolute Right to Partition in California

One of the most common questions raised by co-owners of real property in California is how to force the sale of the property when the co-owners do not agree. California Code of Civil Procedure Section 872.210 allows a co-owner to sell co-owned property, even if the other co owner does not consent to the sale, … Read More

CCP 872.710 Right of Plaintiff to Partition; Concurrent Interests; Successive Estates Talkov Law

Code of Civil Procedure 872.710 CCP – Right of Plaintiff to Partition; Concurrent Interests; Successive Estates (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.710 is the California partition statute that governs the right to partition in California. The statute provides that: (a) At the trial, the court shall determine whether the plaintiff has the right to partition. (b) Except as provided in Section 872.730, partition as to concurrent interests in the property shall … Read More

CCP 872.620 State of Title; Ascertainment Talkov Law

Code of Civil Procedure 872.620 CCP – State of the Title; Ascertainment (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.620 is the California partition statute that allows the court to decide the state of title as part of the partition action. The statute provides that: To the extent necessary to grant the relief sought or other appropriate relief, the court shall upon adequate proof ascertain the state of the … Read More

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