Partition In Kind

What Does a Partition Lawyer Do?

Partition Lawyers: What do they do?

A partition attorney plays a pivotal role in navigating the intricacies of ending real property co-ownership relationships, offering legal representation and strategic advice to secure a fair and equitable outcome for their clients. If discussions about managing the jointly owned property are not being taken seriously by your co-owner, retaining a partition attorney equips you … Read More

TIC Agreements (Tenant-in-Common)

A TIC agreement, short for tenants in common agreement, is becoming a popular method for co-ownership in California, often converting a single property into a townhome with multiple units occupied by unrelated co-owners. Popular for decades in San Francisco, the Los Angeles Times recently reported that the trend has headed to LA where developers are … Read More

My Co-owner Filed a Partition Action Against Me – What Now?

Facing a partition action from a co-owner can be stressful and confusing. It usually means there’s a disagreement on how to handle or sell a property you both own. Partition actions spring from a myriad of situations, reflecting the diverse and complex relationships property co-owners can have. Whether it’s a disagreement among heirs, a dispute … Read More

Are There Any Specific Rules for Partitioning Agricultural Land

Are There Any Specific Rules for Partitioning Agricultural Land?

Different types of land can bring different challenges in a partition action. Agricultural land is no exception. This is especially true given the diverse agricultural industries throughout California, producing nearly $50 billion in revenue in 2018 alone, shown below: Unique Aspects of Agricultural Partition Actions Due to the unique nature of farmland and the variation … Read More

New Law Allows ADUs to be Sold in Partition Actions (Co-Ownership Disputes) (AB 1033)

Partition actions in California involve the division of property to provide co-owners with their equity in the property. Most properties are single family residences with no surplus land. Historically, that means that an equitable division will almost always result in a sale unless one co-owner buys out the other. However, AB 1033 suggests that some … Read More

SB 9 Lot Splits in a Partition Action

Prior to California’s enactment of SB 9, also known as the California HOME Act, a single-family home in a partition action would almost certainly be sold since division of the property would not be allowed under zoning laws requiring certain lot sizes. However, SB 9, which became effective in 2022, mandates that cities approve certain … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure § 873.080 (CCP) – Designation of Public and Private Ways (Partition Referees)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.080 is the California partition statute that gives partition referees the authority to designate a portion of a property as a road or close roads as he or she sees fit. The statute provides that: (a) In selling or dividing the property, the referee may, if it will be for … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure § 873.030 (CCP) – Appointment; Three Referees (Costs of Partition)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.030 is the California partition statute that addresses the court’s power to appoint three partition referees. The statute provides that: (a) The court may, with the consent of the parties, appoint three referees to divide or sell the property as ordered by the court. (b) The three referees so appointed … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure § 873.020 (CCP) – Appointment; One or More (Partition Referees)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.020 is the California partition statute that addresses the court’s power to appoint multiple partition referees. The statute provides that: The court in its discretion may appoint a referee for sale and a referee for division, or may appoint a single referee for both. California Code of Civil Procedure § … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure § 873.270 (CCP) – Combined Interests of Unknown Parties; Property Remains Undivided (Partition In Kind)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.270 is the California partition statute that addresses the interests of unknown parties in a partition in kind form of a partition action in California. The statute provides that: Where the court has determined the combined interests of two or more unknown parties, the entire portion of the property allocated … Read More

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