Partition Actions in Jurupa Valley
Jurupa Valley is a city located in Riverside County, California. It is situated in the western part of the Inland Empire region, and is bordered by the cities of Riverside, Mira Loma, and Pedley. The city is known for its rural atmosphere and agricultural heritage. The city is home to a variety of parks, trails, and recreational areas, as well as a number of shopping centers and restaurants. Jurupa Valley is also home to the Jurupa Valley Unified School District, which serves the educational needs of the city’s students.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Jurupa Valley, California is $399,000. As of 2020, the population of the California area of Jurupa Valley is estimated to be 103,945.
Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Jurupa Valley
Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Riverside 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:
- Do I need to go to court to win a partition action? While the partition action must be filed with the court, partition actions rarely involve a trial in which the co-owners appear at court. This means it is extremely unlikely that you will need to step foot in a courtroom. Most partition work is done by motion practice involving tentative rulings with little interaction between the court and the attorneys, let alone the co-owners.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Geary v. De Espinosa – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of Geary v. De Espinosa, 51 Cal.App. 52 (1921), the issue was whether a partition of property between two co-owners was valid. The court held that the partition was invalid because it was not made in good faith. The court found that the partition was made in order to benefit one of the co-owners, and not to fairly divide the property between the two. The court also found that the partition was not made in accordance with the law, as it did not take into account the rights of the other co-owner. The court held that the partition was invalid and that the co-owners must continue to hold the property as tenants in common.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Jurupa Valley in the County of Riverside, 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 (951) 888-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.