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Partition Actions in Humboldt County

Humboldt County is a county located in the northern part of the U.S. state of California. It is the fourth-largest county in the state by area, and the fifth-most populous. The county seat is Eureka, located on the far North Coast, about 270 miles (430 km) north of San Francisco. Humboldt County is home to the Redwood National and State Parks, the largest remaining natural area of coastal redwood forest in the world. The county is also home to the Lost Coast, the only stretch of California’s coastline that is not connected to a highway. Humboldt County is known for its natural beauty, its diverse economy, and its vibrant arts and culture scene. It is also home to a number of unique and interesting attractions, including the Victorian-era Carson Mansion, the Humboldt County Historical Museum, and the Humboldt County Fair.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Humboldt County, California is $322,400 as of 2021. As of July 1, 2019, the population of Humboldt County, California was 134,623.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Humboldt County

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Humboldt 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:

  • Who pays for a partition action? In California, each party typically pays for their own attorney’s fees (known as the “American Rule”). However, California partition law allows for an exception to this rule, stating that “the court shall apportion the costs of partition among the parties in proportion to their interests or make such other apportionment as may be equitable.” California Code of Civil Procedure 874.040. Indeed, the court may award “reasonable attorney’s fees incurred or paid by a party for the common benefit.” California Code of Civil Procedure 874.010(a).
  • 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 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 the grounds for a partition action in California? A co-owner is “entitled to partition as a matter of absolute right,” meaning “he need not assign any reason for his demand; that it is sufficient if he demands a severance; and that when grounds for a sale are duly established it may be demanded as of right. To grant it is not a mere matter of grace.” De Roulet v. Mitchel (1945) 70 Cal.App.2d 120, 123-124.
  • What is California’s Partition of Real Property Act? Effective January 1, 2023, California’s new partition law allows defendants to buy out the interests of the plaintiff at an appraised value.

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    Elbert, Limited v. City of San Diego – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Elbert, Limited v. City of San Diego, 116 Cal.App.2d 660 (1953), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. Elbert, Limited, a corporation, owned a parcel of land in San Diego, California. The City of San Diego sought to acquire the land for public use, and Elbert, Limited refused to sell. The City then filed a partition action, seeking to divide the land into two separate parcels, one for Elbert, Limited and one for the City. Elbert, Limited argued that the partition action was improper because the City was not a tenant in common with Elbert, Limited, and therefore did not have the right to partition the land. The court ultimately held that the City was not a tenant in common with Elbert, Limited, and therefore could not partition the land. The court also held that the City could not acquire the land through eminent domain because the land was not necessary for public use.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving Humboldt County, California

    Our Humboldt 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, call (707) 777-6600 or contact us online today.

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