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Partition Actions in La Puente

La Puente is a city located in the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County, California. It is a suburban city is known for its diverse culture, with a large Hispanic population and a variety of restaurants and shops. The city is home to several parks, including La Puente Park, which features a lake, picnic areas, and a playground. La Puente is also home to the Puente Hills Mall, which offers a variety of shopping and dining options. The city is served by the La Puente Valley Unified School District, which includes several elementary, middle, and high schools. La Puente is conveniently located near major freeways, making it an ideal location for commuters.

According to Zillow, the median home value in La Puente, California is $521,400 as of 2021. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of La Puente, California was 40,824.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving La Puente

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Los Angeles 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 awarding each co-owner a certain percentage of the property’s value. The court will then order the property to be divided according to the co-owners’ wishes. The partition statutes also provide that if the court finds that a physical division of the property is not feasible, it may order the property to be sold and the proceeds divided among the co-owners.

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

  • Are there ways to make my partition action less expensive? There are numerous ways to obtain a less expensive partition action in California. For example, having your documents organized can ensure you don’t have to pay your attorney to go through a disorganized mess to get the information they need.
  • 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 are the different types of partition in California? Almost all partition actions are partition by sale, though partition in-kind allows the property to be divided, while a partition by appraisal allows the purchase by one-co-owner at an appraised value.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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    Regan v. McMahon – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Regan v. McMahon, 41 Cal. 679 (1871), the issue was whether a partition of real property could be made without the consent of all the owners. The plaintiff, Regan, owned a one-third interest in a piece of real property with two other owners, McMahon and another individual. Regan sought to partition the property, but McMahon refused to consent to the partition. The court held that a partition could not be made without the consent of all the owners, and that Regan’s attempt to partition the property was invalid. The court reasoned that a partition would be a violation of the rights of the other owners, and that it would be unfair to force them to accept a partition without their consent.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of La Puente, County of Los Angeles, California

    Our La Puente 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 (626) 777-3300 or contact us online today.

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