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. 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 much does a partition action cost? The cost of a partition action can vary widely depending on the complexity of the case. A typical partition action usually costs between $5,000 and $12,000, with about $8,000 being the most common cost. However, difficulty locating a defendant, the motion to appoint a partition referee, delay tactics by defendants, and other issues may raise the cost of your partition action. An experienced partition lawyer can mitigate costs and resolve your co-ownership dispute with maximum efficiency.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
10880 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1101
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 496-3300
Our partition attorneys in Lancaster also serve Quartz Hill, Palmdale, Rosamond, Mojave, and Acton.