Partition Actions in Lomita
Lomita is a small city located in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County, California. It is bordered by the cities of Torrance, Rolling Hills Estates, and Rancho Palos Verdes. The city has a population of approximately 20,000 people and is known for its small-town charm and friendly atmosphere. The city is home to several parks, including Lomita Park, which features a playground, picnic areas, and a walking path. The city also has a variety of restaurants, shops, and other businesses. Lomita is a great place to live for those looking for a quiet, suburban lifestyle.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Lomita, California is $717,400 as of 2021. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of the California area of Lomita was 20,256 as of July 1, 2019.
Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Lomita
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:
- Who pays for a partition action? In California, each party typically pays for their own attorney’s fees (known as the “American Rule”). However, California partition law allows for an exception to this rule, stating that “the court shall apportion the costs of partition among the parties in proportion to their interests or make such other apportionment as may be equitable.” California Code of Civil Procedure 874.040. Indeed, the court may award “reasonable attorney’s fees incurred or paid by a party for the common benefit.” California Code of Civil Procedure 874.010(a).
- When is a partition action right for my dispute? Generally, parties who can reach their own resolution of a co-ownership dispute are not reading websites about partition law. If you are reading this article, chances are that your co-ownership dispute has reached a level where legal options are being considered. Filing a partition action will bring about a certain result to the co-ownership dispute, rather than letting it linger for years on end. However, if the parties are very close to a settlement, it may be wise to consider a resolution.
- Can I be forced into selling a jointly owned house? Under California’s Partition of Real Property Act, a co-owner will have a right to buyout the property. However, absent a buy out at the appraised price, a plaintiff will likely be able to force the sale of a jointly owned house.
- What types of properties can be subject to a partition action in California? All co-owned real or 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.
George v. Williams – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of George v. Williams, 2022 WL 152195, 2D CIV. B309218 (18-Jan-2022) , the partition issues revolve around the division of a piece of real estate owned by the parties. The plaintiff, George, is seeking to partition the property, which is owned jointly by both parties, into two separate parcels. The defendant, Williams, is arguing that the property should not be partitioned, as it would be detrimental to the value of the property. The court must decide whether to grant the plaintiff’s request for partition or to deny it, taking into consideration the potential impact on the value of the property.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Lomita 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.
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