Partition Actions in Lawndale
Lawndale is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. It is located in the South Bay region of the Greater Los Angeles Area, and is bordered by the cities of Hawthorne, Torrance, and Redondo Beach. Lawndale is a relatively small city and is known for its quiet residential neighborhoods, and is home to many families and young professionals. Lawndale is also home to a number of parks and recreational facilities, including the Lawndale Community Center, which offers a variety of activities for residents. The city is also home to a number of businesses, including a number of automotive repair shops, restaurants, and retail stores.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Lawndale, California is $541,400 as of 2021. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of Lawndale, California is 32,769.
Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Lawndale
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 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- What are the grounds for a partition action in California? A co-owner is “entitled to partition as a matter of absolute right,” meaning “he need not assign any reason for his demand; that it is sufficient if he demands a severance; and that when grounds for a sale are duly established it may be demanded as of right. To grant it is not a mere matter of grace.” De Roulet v. Mitchel (1945) 70 Cal.App.2d 120, 123-124.
- 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 are the potential outcomes of a partition action? The most likely outcome in a partition action is that the plaintiff receives fair value for their interest in the property either through a sale to a third party or to the defendant. In rare cases, a property can be divided, through this is not applicable to single family residences with no surplus land.
Scott v. Staggs – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of Scott v. Staggs, 129 Cal.App.2d 54 (1954), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The case involved a dispute between two siblings over the partition of a family home. The siblings had inherited the home from their parents, and the plaintiff, Scott, wanted to partition the home so that each sibling could have their own separate residence. The defendant, Staggs, argued that the home should remain undivided, as it had been for many years. The court ultimately ruled in favor of Scott, finding that partition was the appropriate remedy in the case. The court noted that partition was the only way to ensure that each sibling had an equal share of the property and that the home could not remain undivided.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Lawndale 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 (310) 496-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.
10880 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1101
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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