Partition Statutes

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

Civil Code § 843 - Concurrent ownership; Ouster; Procedure; Damages (Partition Action)

Civil Code § 843 – Concurrent ownership; Ouster; Procedure; Damages (Partition Action)

California Civil Code 843 is the California partition statute that addresses concurrent ownership, ouster, and damages related thereto in a partition action. The statute provides that: (a) If real property is owned concurrently by two or more persons, a tenant out of possession may establish an ouster from possession by a tenant in possession in … Read More

Probate Code 9823 – Partition Actions (Personal Representatives)

California Probate Code § 9823 is the California partition statute that addresses the relation between partition actions and probate matters. The statute provides that: (a) If the decedent leaves an undivided interest in any property, an action for partition of the property may be brought against the personal representative. (b) The personal representative may bring … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure § 874.140 (CCP) – Judgment for Unpaid Costs; Enforcement (Partition Action)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.140 is the California partition statute that addresses how a judgment can be collected from a party in a partition action. The statute provides that: A judgment for unpaid costs of partition may be enforced by the person entitled to the costs in the manner provided for enforcement of money judgments … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure § 873.760 (CCP) – Failure of Purchaser to Pay Sale Price; Liability of Purchaser; Relief (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.760 is the California partition statute that explains what a party or the partition referee can do in case a purchaser does not follow through with purchasing the house. The statute provides that: If the purchaser, after the confirmation of the sale, fails to pay the sale price, the purchaser … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 874.130 CCP – Sale for Benefit of Lien Claimants (Costs of Partition)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.130 is the California partition statute that gives the court the authority to order a judgment for the benefit of lien claimants after a partition. The statute provides that: Upon application of a person entitled to a lien imposed under this article and upon a showing of good cause, the … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure § 873.040 (CCP) – Consent of All Parties; Guardian or Conservator (Partition Action)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.040 is the California partition statute that explains that all parties (or if a party is a minor, the conservator of the minor’s estate) should consent to the appointment of a partition referee. If the parties cannot agree, the court has discretion to appoint a referee. The statute provides that: … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 873.750 CCP – Confirmation of Sale; Duties of Referee (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.750 is the California partition statute that gives the court the authority to order that the partition referee consummate the sale of the property. The statute provides that: (a) Upon confirmation of a sale, the court shall order the referee to execute a conveyance or other instrument of transfer, to … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 873.745 CCP – Commissions of Agents (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.745 is the California partition statute that gives the court authority to fix, limit, or divide agents’ commissions. The statute provides that: The amount of agents’ commissions on the sale, if any, shall be fixed by the court and divided or limited in the manner provided for private sales of … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 874.120 – Lien; Priority (Costs of Partition)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.120 is the California partition statute that addresses the cost of a partition action as a lien against a co-owner’s interest in the property. The statute provides that: (a) The costs shall be a lien on the share of the party specified. (b) A lien imposed by this section has priority over … Read More

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