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Partition Actions in Galt

Galt is a small city located in the Central Valley of California, about 20 miles south of Sacramento. It is a rural community that is known for its agricultural production, including walnuts, almonds, and other crops. Galt is also home to a number of parks and recreational areas, including the Galt Historic District, which features a variety of historic buildings and homes. The city is also home to a number of small businesses, including restaurants, shops, and other services. Galt is a great place to live for those looking for a quiet, rural lifestyle.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Galt, California is $360,000. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of Galt, California was 25,912.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Galt

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Sacramento 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 allow co-owners to divide the property either by agreement or by court order. If the co-owners cannot agree on how to divide the property, then the court will divide the property in a way that is fair and equitable to all parties. The partition statutes also provide that any partition of the property must be in accordance with the laws of the state of California. The legal effect of the partition statutes is that it provides a legal mechanism for co-owners to divide their property without having to go through the court system.

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

  • How will the property be divided if a partition action is successful? In most partition actions, the property will be sold, rather than being divided. If the property is eligible for partition in-kind, the court can appoint a referee to prepare a report on dividing the property in a manner that does not damage the value of the fractional interests.
  • What to expect in a California partition action? Partition actions necessarily resolve the conflict between co-owners through an expedited statutory process. A capable partition attorney will assist in expediting the process and producing the most favorable outcome.
  • Can a partition action be stopped? Generally, a partition action cannot be stopped, but a defendant may be able to buy time to seek a resolution. Eventually, however, the plaintiff can generally force the sale of the property based on the absolute right to partition.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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    Thompson v. Tolmie – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Thompson v. Tolmie, 27 U.S. 157 (1829), the issue was whether a partition of land could be made between two parties without the consent of the other. The case involved a dispute between two brothers, William and John Thompson, over the division of their father’s estate. William had purchased a portion of the estate from his brother, but John refused to accept the partition and sought to have the land divided equally between them. The Supreme Court held that a partition of land could not be made without the consent of both parties, and that the partition was invalid. The Court also held that the partition could not be enforced by a court of equity, as it was not a matter of contract or agreement between the parties.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Galt, County of Sacramento, California

    Our Galt 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, call (209) 600-7700 or contact us online today.

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