California Code of Civil Procedure 872.420 is the California partition statute that specifies what must be disclosed in an answer to partition when a defendant has or claims a lien on a property. The statute provides that:
Where the defendant has or claims a lien on the property, the answer shall set forth the date and character of the lien and the amount remaining due thereon.
California Code of Civil Procedure 872.420
In addition to stating the amount remaining due on the lien, a defendant may also allege additional costs, fees, and expenses related to the lien the he may be entitled to.California Code of Civil Procedure 872.420, Law Revision commission Comments
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