Partition Referees

How Does the Partition Referee Get Paid?

How Does the Partition Referee Get Paid?

The compensation of the partition referee is paid at the end of the case, which is generally when the co-owners are being paid. In California, partition referees effectuate the court’s judgment that the property should be partitioned, which usually involves a sale of the property. The Partition Referee Gets Paid at the End of the … Read More

Do I Have to Sue my Family Member with Partition Action to Obtain my Share of the Inherited Property

Do I Have to Sue my Family Member to Obtain my Share of the Inherited Property?

It is common for family dynamics to be strained after inheriting real estate because many co-owners are unable to agree on how to manage the property. A co-owner may want to move into the property despite only inheriting 50% and the other co-owners, each holding 25% may want to sell the property and take the … Read More

Can I Make Improvements to a Property in a Partition?

Can You Make Property Improvements During a Partition?

While you may want to make improvements to a co-owned property, you may want to consider the timing in relation to when you file a partition. This article will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of allocating funds for property improvements depending on where you are in filing a partition action. Should You Make Improvements Before … Read More

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What Does a Notice of Private Sale Mean in a Partition Action?

A notice of private sale in a partition action is a required notice that the partition referee is likely to be marketing the property to the public to ensure it sells for fair market value. Since the word “private” seems to suggest something other than the public marketing as though a backroom deal is occurring, … Read More

How to Get a Default Judgment in Partition Action

How to Get a Default Judgment in Partition Action

When defendants in a partition action ignore the summons and complaint, the plaintiff is entitled to obtain a default judgment ordering that the property be partitioned, usually by a forced sale. Indeed, some co-owners fail to respond to attempts to discuss the use, management, or sale of the property. When this occurs out of court, … Read More

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Partition Referees in California

Partition referees in California effectuate the court’s judgment that the property should be partitioned, which usually involves a sale of the property. List of Partition Referees in California As the largest partition-only law firm in California, we are regularly asked for recommendations on partition referees in California. California’s most popular partition referees Below is a … Read More

Can We Use a Realtor as the Partition Referee?

While the simple answer is “yes,” the reality of a Realtor serving as a partition referee for a partition action is nuanced and warrants a deeper understanding of the pros and cons of using a Realtor for this function. In turn, this requires an understanding of the responsibilities that partition referees execute. A Realtor, with … Read More

Tricks to Remove Co-Owner from House Title

Tricks to Remove Co-Owner from House Title

The law allows any co-owner to remove another co-owner on the property title with or without their agreement through a quiet title action, or partition action, and by a deed with agreement. By Agreement – A Deed from the Co-Owner While it may seem obvious, a co-owner can be removed from the title to the … Read More

Can I Partition a Rental Property With Tenants

Can I Partition a Rental Property With Tenants?

An investment property with tenants can be partitioned, but some unique issues can arise during a partition of a tenant-occupied property. These cases can involve rented single-family homes, or they can be the partition of commercial properties, including apartments, office buildings, or industrial properties. When a rental property becomes the subject of a partition action, … Read More

What is a Receiver in a Partition Action

What is a Receiver in a Partition Action?

Throughout the course of a partition action, there may come a time when the appointment of a receiver is requested by one of the co-owners. While some parties use the term receiver to mean a partition referee, this blog uses the term receiver in the broadest context as it used throughout the law. But what … Read More

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