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Partition Actions in Escalon

Escalon is a small city located in San Joaquin County, California. It is situated in the Central Valley, about 20 miles east of Stockton. The city has a population of approximately 7,500 people and is known for its rural atmosphere and agricultural heritage. Escalon is home to a variety of businesses, including a winery, a cheese factory, and a variety of small shops and restaurants. The city is also home to a number of parks and recreational areas, including the Escalon Community Park, which features a playground, picnic areas, and a skate park. Escalon is a great place to live for those looking for a peaceful, rural lifestyle.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Escalon, California is $521,400. As of the 2020 census, the population of Escalon, California is 7,622.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Escalon

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving San Joaquin 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 resolve disputes over the division of the property. The partition statutes provide that the court may order a partition of the property if the co-owners cannot agree on a division. The court may also order the sale of the property and the division of the proceeds among the co-owners. The partition statutes also provide that the court may award attorney’s fees and costs to the prevailing party in a partition action.

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

  • 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 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 will the court in a California partition action determine how much each co-owner will receive from the sales proceeds? Generally, each co-owner will receive their fractional interest in the proceeds of sale based on their ownership interests. However, this amount can be enhanced or diminished by partition offsets whereby one co-owner paid more than their fractional interest for property expenses.
  • 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 we negotiate a settlement instead of going through a partition action? We find that the best solution is to file the partition action, then negotiate a settlement. Defendants often reach a more reasonable settlement when they are being advised by a partition attorney who will explain that the plaintiff is very likely to obtain the sale of the property.

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    Wong v. Tam – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Wong v. Tam, 2015 WL 3563055, B259365 (9-Jun-2015) , 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 siblings should be allowed to partition the home, and if so, how the partition should be done. The court also had to consider the rights of the siblings to the home, and the potential impact of the partition on the value of the home.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Escalon, County of San Joaquin, California

    Our Escalon 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 (209) 600-7700 or contact us online today.

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