Partition Actions in Glendora
Glendora is a city located in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County, California. It is approximately 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and is known for its small-town charm and friendly atmosphere. Glendora is home to a variety of attractions, including the historic Glendora Village, the Glendora Country Club, and the Glendora Mountain Road. The city is also home to several parks, including the Glendora Community Park, the Glendora Nature Center, and the Glendora Trail. Glendora is a great place to live, work, and play, and is a great place to raise a family.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Glendora, California is $637,400 as of 2021. As of 2020, the population of Glendora, California is estimated to be 50,837.
Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Glendora
Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Los Angeles 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 done 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:
- Are there methods to resolve a partition situation without a court-ordered sale? The vast majority of partitions are solved without a court-ordered sale. Many times, the defendant will buy out the plaintiff’s interest. Other times, the parties will agree to a voluntary sale on the open market. However, the filing of the partition action is generally what forces the defendant to see the wisdom of settlement. Under California’s Partition of Real Property Act, a defendant can buy out the interest of the plaintiff at an appraised value, meaning that a court-ordered sale is only likely occur where the defendant simply can’t afford to buy the property but still won’t agree to sell.
- 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 you lose interest in a jointly owned home by moving out? Generally, co-owners maintain their ownership interests regardless of whether they live at the property. However, in rare cases, leaving the property for many years without paying taxes or other expenses may allow the co-owners in possession to argue that they have adversely possessed the property. Generally, these co-ownership disputes do not get easier with time, so it is important to act promptly.
- 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.
- Can a minority owner force the sale of a property? There is no requirement for a majority vote for partition. Rather, an co-owner of any interest in property can force the sale.
Nazzisi v. Nazzisi – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of Nazzisi v. Nazzisi, 203 Cal.App.2d 121 (1962), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The case involved a dispute between two siblings over the partition of a family home. The siblings had inherited the home from their parents, and the plaintiff, the brother, wanted to partition the home so that each sibling could have their own separate residence. The defendant, the sister, argued that the home should remain undivided, as it had been for many years. The court ultimately ruled in favor of the plaintiff, finding that the partition of the home was necessary to ensure that each sibling had their own separate residence. The court also noted that the partition would not cause any significant harm to either party, and that it was in the best interests of both siblings to have their own separate residences.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Glendora in the County of Los Angeles, 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 (626) 777-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.
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