Partition Actions in Dixon
Dixon is a small city located in Northern California, in Solano County. It is situated about 20 miles from Sacramento and is known for its agricultural heritage. The city is home to a variety of parks, trails, and open spaces, as well as a historic downtown area. Dixon is also home to the Dixon May Fair, an annual event that celebrates the city’s agricultural roots. The city is known for its small-town charm and friendly atmosphere, making it a great place to live and visit.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Dixon, California is $521,400. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of Dixon, California is 19,876.
Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Dixon
Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Solano 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:
- Can a partition action be filed for both real property and personal property in California? Yes, all co-owned real and personal property can be partitioned under California law. Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 872.020.
- What are the costs associated with a partition action? The costs of a partition action generally involve the attorney’s fees, and court costs, but can involve referee fees and broker’s fees if the property is sold.
- What is a partition referee? A partition referee is a neutral third party, often times a lawyer or real estate broker, who completes the sale for the co-owners under court authority. The referee is then paid for their services either on an hourly, flat fee, or commission basis, and is relieved by the court of their duties in the case.
- Can a Trust File a Partition? Yes, a trust can file a partition action as the co-owner of real property in California.
- 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.
Zaslow v. Kroenert – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of Zaslow v. Kroenert, 29 Cal.2d 541 (1946), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The case involved a dispute between two co-owners of a parcel of real property. The plaintiff, Zaslow, sought to partition the property, while the defendant, Kroenert, sought to prevent the partition. The court found that the plaintiff had a right to partition the property, as the two co-owners had an equal right to the property and the partition would not cause any prejudice to either party. The court also found that the defendant had no right to prevent the partition, as the plaintiff had a right to seek partition of the property. The court ultimately ordered the partition of the property, and the two co-owners were able to divide the property in accordance with the court’s order.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Dixon in the County of Solano, 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 (707) 777-6600 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.