Partition Actions in Cypress
Cypress is a city located in Orange County, California. It is situated in the northern part of the county, about 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Cypress is a suburban community known for its excellent schools, parks, and recreational facilities. Cypress is also home to a variety of shopping centers, restaurants, and entertainment venues. The city is also home to Cypress College, a two-year community college. Cypress is a great place to live, work, and play.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Cypress, California is $637,400 as of 2021. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of the California area of Cypress was 47,802.
Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Cypress
Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Orange County are exceptionally experienced in the area of California partition actions. California partition actions allows for the partition of real property owned by two or more persons. This statute provides a legal mechanism for the division of real property when the owners cannot agree on how to divide the property. The partition statutes allow for the court to order the sale of the property and the division of the proceeds among the owners. The partition statutes also allows for the court to order the physical division of the property if it is feasible. The partition statutes also provide for the court to order the partition of the property by allotment, which is when the court assigns each owner a specific portion of the property.
Our team of partition attorneys can assist co-owners with frequently asked questions about partitions, such as:
- What is the average cost of a partition action? The usual cost for a partition action is about $8,000 to $12,000, depending on the complexity. Some cases settle quickly after the defendant receives the partition complaint, while others can drag on longer if there are more complex issues or delay tactics by the defendant.
- 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.
- Will there be a trial in a California partition action? Trials are extremely rare in partition actions because the interlocutory judgment procedure allows for a partition referee to be appointed by meeting just a few elements that rarely involve live testimony from witnesses. Even if a trial occurred, it would almost certainly relate only to the ownership interests or the distribution of proceeds, though most cases are decided on motion heard by the court based on the papers submitted by the parties.
- 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.
- Do I need to go to court to win a partition action? While the partition action must be filed with the court, partition actions rarely involve a trial in which the co-owners appear at court. This means it is extremely unlikely that you will need to step foot in a courtroom. Most partition work is done by motion practice involving tentative rulings with little interaction between the court and the attorneys, let alone the co-owners.
Orien v. Lutz – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of Orien v. Lutz, 16 Cal.App.5th 957 (2017), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The case involved a dispute between two siblings over the ownership of a family home. The siblings had inherited the home from their parents, and the siblings had agreed to partition the home, with one sibling taking the upstairs portion and the other taking the downstairs portion. However, the siblings had not been able to agree on the terms of the partition, and the dispute had gone to court. The court had to decide whether the partition should be done by physical division of the home, or by a sale of the home and a division of the proceeds. The court ultimately decided that the partition should be done by a sale of the home and a division of the proceeds.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Cypress in the County of Orange, California.
Our partition litigation attorneys will work diligently to obtain a favorable outcome on your behalf, whether by negotiation or litigation. Call the experienced real estate partition attorneys at Talkov Law at (714) 333-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.
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