Orange County Partition Lawyer

Partition Actions in Orange County

Orange County is a county located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,010,232, making it the third-most populous county in California, the sixth-most populous in the United States, and more populous than 21 U.S. states. Its county seat is Santa Ana. It is the second most densely populated county in the state, behind San Francisco County. The county’s four largest cities by population, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine, and Huntington Beach, each have a population exceeding 200,000. Several of Orange County’s cities are on the Pacific Ocean western coast, including Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and San Clemente. Orange County is known for its affluence and political conservatism. In 2019, Forbes listed nine of the county’s cities as being among America’s most expensive, with the most expensive, Laguna Beach, being ranked at number 15 nationwide. Three of the top ten cities in California with the highest median household income are located in Orange County: Irvine, Newport Beach, and Laguna Niguel. It is also home to several well-known educational institutions, such as the University of California, Irvine, Chapman University, and Soka University of America.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Orange County, California is $717,400 as of 2021. As of July 2020, the population of Orange County, California is 3,190,232.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Orange County

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Orange 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 also provide a way for co-owners to force the sale of the property if they cannot agree on how to divide it. The partition statutes also set out the procedures for the sale of the property and how the proceeds of the sale will be divided among the co-owners. The partition statutes also provide for the payment of costs associated with the sale of the property.

Our team of partition attorneys can assist co-owners with frequently asked questions about partitions, such as:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 a partition action be stopped? Generally, a partition action cannot be stopped, but a defendant may be able to buy time to seek a resolution. Eventually, however, the plaintiff can generally force the sale of the property based on the absolute right to partition.

Speak to Our Orange County Partition Attorneys Today

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    Adams v. Hopkins – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Adams v. Hopkins, 144 Cal. 19 (1904), the California Supreme Court was asked to decide whether a partition of real property was valid. The case involved a dispute between two siblings, Adams and Hopkins, over the partition of a parcel of land that had been inherited from their father. Adams argued that the partition was invalid because it was not made in accordance with the terms of the will, which stated that the land should be divided equally between the two siblings. Hopkins argued that the partition was valid because it was made in accordance with the terms of a deed that had been executed by their father prior to his death. The court ultimately held that the partition was valid, finding that the deed was a valid contract and that it superseded the terms of the will. The court also noted that the partition was made in good faith and that it was in the best interests of both parties.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving Orange County, California

    Our Orange 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 (949) 888-8800 or contact us online today.

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