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. 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 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:
- How long will it take for the plaintiff to receive his or her share of the sales proceeds? Usually, the property is marketed for sale or purchased by the defendant in 3 to 6 months. If a referee is appointed, that may take 6 to 9 months. With proper drafting of an interlocutory judgment of partition by sale, the referee can be required to disburse the proceeds promptly at the close of escrow or shortly thereafter.
- How long will it take to get the property partitioned and sold? Most commonly, 3 to 6 months is all that it takes for the defendant to agree to a sale or buyout the plaintiff’s interest in the property for a fair value. Some cases may take 6 to 12 months.
- 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.
- How long does a partition action take in California?” Most partition actions are complete in 3 to 6 months because most cases settle in either a buyout or agreed sale. However, some cases can drag on for 6 to 12 months.
- How do I file a partition action? Partition actions must be filed in the county where some or all of the co-owned real property is located by way of a partition complaint. While filing the complaint is relatively easy, reaching the end of the partition as quickly and efficiently as possible requires the skill of an experienced partition attorney.
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 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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