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Partition Actions in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the state of California and the second most populous county in the United States. It is located in the southern part of the state and is home to over 10 million people. The county seat is the city of Los Angeles, the largest city in California and the second largest city in the United States. Los Angeles County is home to many famous attractions, including Hollywood, Universal Studios, Disneyland, and the Getty Center. It is also home to many major universities, including the University of California, Los Angeles, California State University, Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California. The county is also home to numerous professional sports teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, and Los Angeles Kings.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Los Angeles County is $637,400 as of 2021. As of July 1, 2019, the population of Los Angeles County was 10,105,518.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Los Angeles County

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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).

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    Walton v. Willis – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Walton v. Willis, 1 U.S. 351 (1788), the issue was whether a partition of land could be made between two parties without the consent of the other. The case involved two brothers, Thomas and William Walton, who had inherited a tract of land from their father. Thomas wanted to divide the land between himself and William, but William refused to consent to the partition. The court ultimately held that a partition could not be made without the consent of both parties. This decision established the principle that a partition of land could not be made without the consent of all parties involved.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving Los Angeles County, California

    Our Los Angeles County partition litigation attorneys will work diligently to obtain a favorable outcome on your behalf, whether by negotiation or litigation. Talkov law unlocks access to justice for co-owners by funding your case. For qualified cases, you pay no fees until we successfully partition your property by obtaining a sale on the market or to your co-owner! For a free consultation with California’s first and largest team of partition attorneys at Talkov Law at (310) 496-3300 or contact us online today.

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