Palo Alto Partition Lawyer

Partition Actions in Palo Alto

Palo Alto is a city in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. It is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and is home to many of the world’s leading technology companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Tesla, and Google. Palo Alto is known for its excellent schools, vibrant culture, and beautiful natural surroundings. The city is also home to Stanford University, one of the world’s leading research universities. Palo Alto is a great place to live, work, and play, offering a variety of activities and attractions for all ages.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Palo Alto, California is $2,945,000. As of 2020, the population of the California area of Palo Alto is estimated to be 67,890.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Palo Alto

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:

  • 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 does a partition action work in California?
  • 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 long will it take to get the property partitioned and sold? Most commonly, 3 to 6 months is all that it takes for the defendant to agree to a sale or buyout the plaintiff’s interest in the property for a fair value. Some cases may take 6 to 12 months.
  • 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.

Speak to Our Palo Alto Partition Attorneys Today

Call our Santa Clara County Partition Attorneys today to end your co-ownership dispute. You don’t pay until the house is sold!

Call us at (650) 999-3300 or contact us below to schedule a free, 15-minute consultation

    Long v. Dollarhide – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Long v. Dollarhide, 24 Cal. 218 (1864), the issue was whether a partition of land between two co-owners was valid. The court found that the partition was invalid because it was not made in good faith. The court held that a partition must be made in good faith and with the intention of dividing the land equally between the co-owners. The court also held that a partition must be made with the intention of dividing the land in a manner that is fair and equitable to both parties. The court found that the partition in this case was not made in good faith and was not fair and equitable to both parties.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Palo Alto in the County of Santa Clara, 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 (650) 999-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.

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