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Partition Actions in Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County is a county located in the northern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in the U.S. state of California. It is one of the nine counties in the San Francisco Bay Area and has a population of 1,049,025 as of the 2010 census. The county seat is Martinez. The county is named after the Contra Costa, a Spanish name meaning “opposite coast”. The county is home to many cities and towns, including Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. The county is known for its rolling hills, valleys, and its many parks and trails. It is also home to the Mount Diablo State Park, which offers spectacular views of the Bay Area. The county is also home to several wineries and vineyards, as well as the John Muir National Historic Site.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Contra Costa County, California is $717,400 as of 2021. As of July 1, 2019, the population of Contra Costa County, California was 1,139,817.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Contra Costa County

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Contra Costa 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 force the sale of the property if they cannot agree on how to divide it. The partition statutes also set out the procedures for the sale of the property and how the proceeds of the sale will be divided among the co-owners. The partition statutes also provide for the payment of costs associated with the sale of the property.

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

  • What are the different types of partition in California? Almost all partition actions are partition by sale, though partition in-kind allows the property to be divided, while a partition by appraisal allows the purchase by one-co-owner at an appraised value.
  • What are the potential outcomes of a partition action? The most likely outcome in a partition action is that the plaintiff receives fair value for their interest in the property either through a sale to a third party or to the defendant. In rare cases, a property can be divided, through this is not applicable to single family residences with no surplus land.
  • How to force the sale of jointly owned property? A partition action is the only statutory method to ensure the end of the co-ownership dispute.
  • 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 be forced into selling a jointly owned house? Under California’s Partition of Real Property Act, a co-owner will have a right to buyout the property. However, absent a buy out at the appraised price, a plaintiff will likely be able to force the sale of a jointly owned house.

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    Asels v. Asels – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Asels v. Asels, 43 Cal.App. 574 (1919), the issue was whether a partition of real property was valid. The court found that the partition was invalid because it was not made in good faith. The court found that the partition was made in order to benefit one of the parties, and not to divide the property in a fair and equitable manner. The court also found that the partition was not made in accordance with the terms of the deed, which stated that the property should be divided equally between the parties. The court held that the partition was invalid and that the parties should be required to divide the property in a fair and equitable manner.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving Contra Costa County, California

    Our Contra Costa County 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 (925) 999-7700 or contact us online today.

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