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Partition Actions in Oakdale

Oakdale is a small city located in the Central Valley of California, about 70 miles east of San Francisco. It is known for its rural atmosphere, small-town charm, and its proximity to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The city is home to a variety of businesses, including agriculture, manufacturing, and retail. Oakdale is also home to a number of parks, trails, and recreational areas, making it a great place to explore the outdoors. The city is also home to a number of festivals and events throughout the year, including the Oakdale Cowboy Festival and the Oakdale Chocolate Festival.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Oakdale, California is $346,400. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Oakdale, California was 21,539 as of July 1, 2019.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Oakdale

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Stanislaus 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 done 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:

  • What is recoverable in a partition action? “In a suit for partition it is a general rule that all equities and conflicting claims existing between the parties and arising out of their relation to the property to be partitioned may be adjusted.” Demetris v. Demetris (1954) 125 Cal. App. 2d 440. This means that co-owners can assert offsets or recover payments of the mortgage, taxes, insurance, repairs and improvements in excess of their fractional interests.
  • 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.
  • Do I need to go to court to win a partition action? While the partition action must be filed with the court, partition actions rarely involve a trial in which the co-owners appear at court. This means it is extremely unlikely that you will need to step foot in a courtroom. Most partition work is done by motion practice involving tentative rulings with little interaction between the court and the attorneys, let alone the co-owners.
  • Can a partition action be stopped or dismissed in California? The truth is that there are very few affirmative defenses in a partition action, and those defenses are rarely applied by courts in California.
  • What happens to any debts or liens on the property during a partition action? Secured debts are paid from the sale of the property. Secured lenders named in a partition action are generally dismissed with an agreement to pay the mortgage at the time of the sale.

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    Wernse v. Dorsey – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Wernse v. Dorsey, 2 Cal.2d 513 (1935), the issue was whether a partition of real property could be made without the consent of all the owners. The plaintiff, Wernse, owned a one-half interest in a parcel of real property with the defendant, Dorsey, owning the other half. Wernse sought to partition the property, but Dorsey refused to consent. The court held that a partition of real property could be made without the consent of all the owners, provided that the partition was made in good faith and in accordance with the law. The court also held that the partition should be made in such a way as to give each owner an equal share of the property.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Oakdale, County of Stanislaus, California

    Our Oakdale 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 (209) 600-7700 or contact us online today.

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