Partition Actions in Imperial County
Imperial County is a county located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of California. It is part of the Imperial Valley, which is a region of the Colorado Desert. The county seat is El Centro. Imperial County is the fourth-largest county in California by area, and the 11th-largest by population. It is the most economically disadvantaged county in California, with a median household income of $35,817 in 2019. The county is home to a large agricultural industry, as well as a number of military installations. It is also home to the Salton Sea, a large saline lake located in the Imperial Valley.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Imperial County, California is $212,400 as of 2021. As of July 1, 2019, the population of Imperial County, California was 181,346.
Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Imperial County
Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Imperial 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:
- 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.
- What are the steps involved in a partition action in California? The first step is to file a partition complaint in California, which is followed by a request for the court to enter an interlocutory judgment of partition, thereby appointing a partition referee under the partition statutes.
- What type of relief can be granted by the court in a partition action? A partition action generally involves the sale or division of the property, along with an accounting of offsets.
- What is the timeline for a California partition action? Most partition actions are resolved in 3 to 6 months by way of settlement. Other cases can take 6 to 12 months to obtain an interlocutory judgment of partition, which generally appoints a referee to sell the property.
- 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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Clifford v. Tarcha – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of Clifford v. Tarcha, Not Reported in Cal.Rptr.2d (2002), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The parties were arguing over the division of a parcel of real property that had been owned by the deceased father of the parties. The court had to determine whether the property should be divided into two separate parcels or if it should remain as one parcel. The court also had to decide if the parties should be allowed to partition the property in a manner that would be beneficial to both parties. The court ultimately ruled that the property should remain as one parcel and that the parties should not be allowed to partition it. The court reasoned that the partition would be too costly and would not be in the best interests of either party.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the Imperial County County in the County of Imperial, 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 (760) 999-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.