El Dorado County Partition Lawyer

Partition Actions in El Dorado County

El Dorado County is a county located in the Sierra Nevada region of California. It is bordered by Placer County to the north, Amador County to the east, Calaveras County to the southeast, and Sacramento County to the south. The county seat is Placerville. El Dorado County is home to the beautiful Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, as well as the historic gold rush towns of Placerville and Coloma. The county is known for its outdoor recreation opportunities, including skiing, hiking, camping, fishing, and boating. It is also home to several wineries and vineyards, and is a popular destination for wine tasting. El Dorado County is a great place to live, work, and play.

According to Zillow, the median home value in El Dorado County, California is $521,400 as of 2021. As of July 1, 2020, the population of El Dorado County, California was estimated to be 191,817.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving El Dorado County

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving El Dorado County are exceptionally experienced in the area of California partition actions. California partition actions provide a legal mechanism for co-owners of real property to divide the property among themselves. The partition statutes allow a co-owner to file a lawsuit in court to have the property divided, either physically or by sale. The court will then order the division of the property in a way that is fair and equitable to all parties. The partition statutes also provide that any proceeds from the sale of the property must be divided among the co-owners in proportion to their respective interests in the property.

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

  • What is recoverable in a partition action? “In a suit for partition it is a general rule that all equities and conflicting claims existing between the parties and arising out of their relation to the property to be partitioned may be adjusted.” Demetris v. Demetris (1954) 125 Cal. App. 2d 440. This means that co-owners can assert offsets or recover payments of the mortgage, taxes, insurance, repairs and improvements in excess of their fractional interests.
  • What are my partition rights for inherited property? Co-owners of inherited property generally have the absolute right to force the sale of the property through a partition action.
  • How do I file a partition action? Partition actions must be filed in the county where some or all of the co-owned real property is located by way of a partition complaint. While filing the complaint is relatively easy, reaching the end of the partition as quickly and efficiently as possible requires the skill of an experienced partition attorney.
  • When is a partition action right for my dispute? Generally, parties who can reach their own resolution of a co-ownership dispute are not reading websites about partition law. If you are reading this article, chances are that your co-ownership dispute has reached a level where legal options are being considered. Filing a partition action will bring about a certain result to the co-ownership dispute, rather than letting it linger for years on end. However, if the parties are very close to a settlement, it may be wise to consider a resolution.
  • 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.

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    Citizens’ Sav. Bank of San Diego v. Bennett – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Citizens’ Sav. Bank of San Diego v. Bennett, 182 Cal. 748 (1920), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The case involved a dispute between two parties over the ownership of a parcel of land. The plaintiff, Citizens’ Savings Bank of San Diego, claimed that it was the rightful owner of the land, while the defendant, Bennett, argued that he was the rightful owner. The court had to decide whether the land should be partitioned between the two parties or if one party should be awarded the entire parcel. The court ultimately decided that the land should be partitioned, with each party receiving an equal share. The court also determined that the partition should be done in a manner that would not cause any unnecessary hardship to either party.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving El Dorado County, California

    Our El Dorado 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 (530) 999-5588 or contact us online today.

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