Chatsworth Partition Lawyer

Partition Actions in Chatsworth

Chatsworth is a neighborhood in the northwestern San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California. It is bordered by the Santa Susana Mountains to the north, Porter Ranch and Northridge to the east, Canoga Park to the south, and the Simi Hills to the west. Chatsworth is home to a diverse population of over 44,000 people, and is known for its rural atmosphere and large open spaces. The area is home to a variety of businesses, including a large industrial park, and is served by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Chatsworth is also home to a number of parks and recreational areas, including the Chatsworth Reservoir, which is a popular spot for fishing, boating, and other outdoor activities.

The median home value of the Los Angeles neighborhood of Chatsworth is $717,000, according to Zillow. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 28,845 households in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California in 2019.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Chatsworth

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Los Angeles County are exceptionally experienced in the area of California partition actions. A California partition action is a law that allows co-owners of real property to divide the property among themselves. The partition statutes provide a legal mechanism for co-owners to divide the property without having to go through the court system. The partition statutes also provide a way for co-owners to resolve disputes over the division of the property. The partition statutes provide that the court may order a partition of the property if the co-owners cannot agree on a division. The court may also order the sale of the property and the division of the proceeds among the co-owners. The partition statutes also provide that the court may award attorney’s fees and costs to the prevailing party in a partition action.

Our team of partition attorneys can assist co-owners with frequently asked questions about partitions, such as:

  • Are there ways to make my partition action less expensive? There are numerous ways to obtain a less expensive partition action in California. For example, having your documents organized can ensure you don’t have to pay your attorney to go through a disorganized mess to get the information they need.
  • What are the grounds for a partition action in California? A co-owner is “entitled to partition as a matter of absolute right,” meaning “he need not assign any reason for his demand; that it is sufficient if he demands a severance; and that when grounds for a sale are duly established it may be demanded as of right. To grant it is not a mere matter of grace.” De Roulet v. Mitchel (1945) 70 Cal.App.2d 120, 123-124.
  • How long will it take for the plaintiff to receive his or her share of the sales proceeds? Usually, the property is marketed for sale or purchased by the defendant in 3 to 6 months. If a referee is appointed, that may take 6 to 9 months. With proper drafting of an interlocutory judgment of partition by sale, the referee can be required to disburse the proceeds promptly at the close of escrow or shortly thereafter.
  • Can I recover my attorney’s fees in a partition action? Yes, you can recover your legal fees in a partition action through a motion for attorney’s fees. However, most partitions settle, and most settlements involve a walk-away of attorney’s fees, meaning it important to hire a partition attorney who will handle the matter efficiently since each party is likely to pay their own fees.
  • How will the property be divided if a partition action is successful? In most partition actions, the property will be sold, rather than being divided. If the property is eligible for partition in-kind, the court can appoint a referee to prepare a report on dividing the property in a manner that does not damage the value of the fractional interests.

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    Malone v. Taylor – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Malone v. Taylor, 2019 WL 4023725, A151906 (27-Aug-2019), the partition issues revolved around the ownership of a parcel of real property located in Santa Cruz County, California. The property was owned by the Malone family, who had inherited it from their father. The Malones had been living on the property for over 30 years, but had never obtained a deed to the property. In 2017, the Malones filed a partition action against their neighbor, Taylor, who had recently purchased the property from the Malones’ father. The Malones argued that they had an equitable interest in the property, and that Taylor had no right to purchase the property without their consent. The court ultimately found that the Malones had an equitable interest in the property, and ordered that the property be partitioned between the two parties.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving Chatsworth

    Our Chatsworth partition litigation attorneys will work diligently to obtain a favorable outcome on your behalf, whether by negotiation or litigation. Talkov law unlocks access to justice for co-owners by funding your case. For qualified cases, you pay no fees until we successfully partition your property by obtaining a sale on the market or to your co-owner! For a free consultation with California’s first and largest team of partition attorneys at Talkov Law at (818) 900-7700 or contact us online today.

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