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Can a Partition Injunction Prevent a Foreclosure

Can a Partition Prevent a Foreclosure?

The threat of foreclosure poses a significant challenge for homeowners facing financial hardship and particular difficulty when a co-owner may be engaged in an active partition action. Amidst this uncertainty, injunctions emerge as a potential safeguard, offering homeowners a legal avenue to protect their property rights. A request for an injunction amidst a partition action … Read More

Damages for Ouster California Partition Action Law Attorney

Damages for Ouster in California Partition Actions

Co-ownership of property often involves a delicate balance of rights and responsibilities among the owners. However, this equilibrium can be disrupted when one co-owner oversteps their bounds, leading to a situation termed “ouster.” An ouster occurs when one co-owner unlawfully excludes another from the property, effectively seizing sole benefits of ownership while circumventing its associated … Read More

Who Pays for a Partition Action in California

Who Pays for a Partition Action?

California law allows the party filing a partition action to request that the court award their attorney’s fees and costs from the other co-owners. Attorneys fees are most likely to be granted against an uncooperative defendant. These fees are generally paid from the proceeds of sale of the property.  In fact, the recovery is not … Read More

Recovering Repairs and Improvements in a Partition Action

Recovering Repairs and Improvements in a Partition Action

Co-owner often seek to recover their unequal payments relating to the repairs and improvements to the co-owned property in a partition action. While the law sometimes conflates repairs and improvements, the law favors improvements, but may not always allow ordinary repairs to be recovered in a partition action. The Law on Recovery of Repairs and … Read More

How Can I Calculate My Share in a Partition

How Can I Calculate My Share in a Partition?

Co-owners frequently ask our partition attorneys how to calculate their share of money that will be paid in a partition action. As experienced partition attorneys, we can guide you through the process of calculating your equity in a co-owned property in California. First, Determine the Value of the Entire Property The first step to calculate … Read More

Can a person move into my jointly owned home without my permission

Can a Person Move Into My Jointly Owned Home Without My Permission?

Access rights to jointly owned property A common issue with co-ownership is whether the co-owners can allow third parties to move into the property as roommates. For example, perhaps your co-owner decides to rent out an extra room. Or perhaps they allow their boyfriend or girlfriend to move in. Or maybe they allow an unwanted family member … Read More

What to do When Your Co-Owner Refuses to Pay the Taxes

What to do When Your Co-Owner Refuses to Pay the Taxes

During the partition process, parties are entitled to request that the court divide the proceeds of sale in a manner that includes uneven payments by parties for expenses such as taxes. This is great news for a co-owner who paid more than their fair share of the property taxes during the co-ownership relationship. Partition Actions … Read More

Co-Owner's Rights to Lease and Evict Tenants

Can One Owner Lease Out Property that is Jointly Owned?

A common issue with co-ownership is how to manage rented property. Notably, many times only one of the co-owners allows a third party to lease the co-owned property without the consent or over the objection of the other co-owners. As explained below, the law is that each co-owner may lease the property, but doing so … Read More

Partition Referee Reports on Offsets and Accounting Talkov Law Partition Attorneys

Partition Referee Reports on Offsets & Accounting

Other than forcing the sale of the property through an interlocutory judgment under CCP § 872.720, perhaps the most hotly contested issues in a California partition action are the offsets whereby one co-owner alleges that they have paid more than their fractional share of costs for the property, thereby seeking to recover an excessive down … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 874.030 – Interest on Disbursements (Partition Action)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.030 is the California partition statute that addresses the interest rate on disbursements in a partition action. The statute provides that: Where disbursements have been made by a party under the direction of the court, interest at the legal rate shall be allowed thereon from the time of making such disbursements. California … Read More

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