Experienced Partition Attorneys Serving Norwalk
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 awarding each co-owner a certain percentage of the property’s value. The court will then order the property to be divided according to the co-owners’ wishes. The partition statutes also provide that if the court finds that a physical division of the property is not possible, it may order the property to be sold and the proceeds divided among the co-owners.
Our team of partition attorneys can assist co-owners with frequently asked questions about partitions, such as:
- What is a partition referee? A partition referee is a neutral third party, often times a lawyer or real estate broker, who completes the sale for the co-owners under court authority. The referee is then paid for their services either on an hourly, flat fee, or commission basis, and is relieved by the court of their duties in the case.
- 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 heirs force the sale of property? Heirs can force the sale of real property in California once that property is distributed to them. However, sometimes, the property is still held in a trust where the trustee will sell the property. When there is no trust, the probate court may decide that the probate administrator will sell the property before it is distributed in fractional interests to the heirs.
- 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.
- What to expect in a California partition action? Partition actions necessarily resolve the conflict between co-owners through an expedited statutory process. A capable partition attorney will assist in expediting the process and producing the most favorable outcome.
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Partition Actions in Norwalk
Partitions are quite common in Norwalk. According to Zillow, the median home value in Norwalk, California is $521,400. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of Norwalk, California was 106,742.
Norwalk is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. It is located in the southwestern corner of the county, just south of the Los Angeles city limits. The city is known for its diverse population and vibrant culture. Norwalk is home to many parks, shopping centers, and entertainment venues, making it a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. The city is also home to a number of educational institutions, including Cerritos College and California State University, Long Beach.
Gordon v. City of San Diego – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of Gordon v. City of San Diego, 108 Cal. 264 (1895), the issue was whether the City of San Diego had the right to partition a certain parcel of land owned by the plaintiff, William Gordon. The City argued that it had the right to partition the land under a state statute that allowed cities to partition land for public use. The plaintiff argued that the statute was unconstitutional because it violated the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The court ultimately held that the statute was constitutional and that the City had the right to partition the land. The court reasoned that the statute was a valid exercise of the City’s police power and that the plaintiff had no right to prevent the City from exercising its police power.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Norwalk 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 (562) 600-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.
Our partition attorneys in Norwalk, California serve Los Angeles County and surrounding areas including Downey, Santa Fe Springs, Cerritos, La Mirada, Whittier, Pico Rivera, Bellflower.