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Partition Actions in Lancaster

Lancaster is a city located in the Antelope Valley of the western Mojave Desert in northern Los Angeles County, California. It is located approximately 70 miles (110 km) north of downtown Los Angeles. Lancaster is part of a twin city complex with its southern neighbor Palmdale and together they are the principal cities within the Antelope Valley region and California’s High Desert. Lancaster is known for its sunny weather, wide open spaces, and affordable housing. The city is home to a variety of attractions, including the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, the Lancaster Museum of Art and History, and the Lancaster National Soccer Center. The city also hosts a variety of festivals and events throughout the year, including the Lancaster Jazz and Blues Festival, the Lancaster Music Festival, and the Lancaster International Film Festival.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Lancaster, California is $320,000. As of 2020, the population of the California area of Lancaster is 159,633.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Lancaster

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 possible, 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:

  • 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.
  • 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 happens to any debts or liens on the property during a partition action? Secured debts are paid from the sale of the property. Secured lenders named in a partition action are generally dismissed with an agreement to pay the mortgage at the time of the sale.
  • 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.
  • Can a minority owner force the sale of a property? There is no requirement for a majority vote for partition. Rather, an co-owner of any interest in property can force the sale.

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    Cunningham v. Frymire – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Cunningham v. Frymire, 160 Cal.App.2d 726 (1958), the issue of partition arose when the parties disagreed over the division of a parcel of land. The plaintiff, Cunningham, owned a parcel of land that was divided into two parts. The defendant, Frymire, owned the other part. The parties disagreed over the division of the land, with Cunningham claiming that the land should be divided equally and Frymire claiming that the land should be divided according to the value of each part. The court ultimately ruled in favor of Cunningham, finding that the land should be divided equally. The court also found that Frymire was not entitled to any compensation for the value of his part of the land.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Lancaster 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 (661) 999-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.

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