Milpitas Partition Lawyer

Partition Actions in Milpitas

Milpitas is a city in Santa Clara County, California, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is situated between the cities of San Jose and Fremont, and is part of the Silicon Valley. Milpitas is home to a diverse population and is known for its vibrant culture, excellent schools, and numerous parks and recreational facilities. The city is also home to a number of tech companies, including Cisco Systems, Maxtor, and SanDisk. Milpitas is a great place to live, work, and play, and offers a variety of activities and attractions for all ages.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Milpitas, California is $1,072,400 as of 2021. As of 2020, the population of the California area of Milpitas is estimated to be 79,945.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Milpitas

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Santa Clara 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 you lose interest in a jointly owned home by moving out? Generally, co-owners maintain their ownership interests regardless of whether they live at the property. However, in rare cases, leaving the property for many years without paying taxes or other expenses may allow the co-owners in possession to argue that they have adversely possessed the property. Generally, these co-ownership disputes do not get easier with time, so it is important to act promptly.
  • What are the costs associated with a partition action? The costs of a partition action generally involve the attorney’s fees, and court costs, but can involve referee fees and broker’s fees if the property is sold.
  • 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 will the court in a California partition action determine how much each co-owner will receive from the sales proceeds? Generally, each co-owner will receive their fractional interest in the proceeds of sale based on their ownership interests. However, this amount can be enhanced or diminished by partition offsets whereby one co-owner paid more than their fractional interest for property expenses.
  • Will there be a trial in a California partition action? Trials are extremely rare in partition actions because the interlocutory judgment procedure allows for a partition referee to be appointed by meeting just a few elements that rarely involve live testimony from witnesses. Even if a trial occurred, it would almost certainly relate only to the ownership interests or the distribution of proceeds, though most cases are decided on motion heard by the court based on the papers submitted by the parties.

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    Hummel v. First National Bank – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Hummel v. First National Bank, 191 Cal.App.3d 489 (1987), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The case involved a dispute between two siblings, the plaintiff and the defendant, over the ownership of a parcel of real property that had been inherited from their father. The plaintiff argued that the property should be partitioned, while the defendant argued that the property should remain undivided. The court ultimately held that the property should be partitioned, finding that the plaintiff had a right to partition the property under California law. The court also found that the defendant had failed to show that partition would be inequitable or that the property should remain undivided.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Milpitas, County of Santa Clara, California

    Our Milpitas 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 (408) 777-6800 or contact us online today.

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