Partition Actions in Rancho Palos Verdes
Rancho Palos Verdes is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. It is situated on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, a coastal bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The city is known for its beautiful views, rolling hills, and coastal bluffs. It is home to a variety of wildlife, including dolphins, whales, and sea lions. The city is also home to a number of parks, trails, and beaches, making it a popular destination for outdoor recreation. The city is also home to a number of upscale neighborhoods, shopping centers, and restaurants.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Rancho Palos Verdes is $1,541,400 as of 2021. As of the 2020 census, the population of Rancho Palos Verdes, California is 42,742.
Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Rancho Palos Verdes
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:
- Can a minority owner force the sale of a property? There is no requirement for a majority vote for partition. Rather, an co-owner of any interest in property can force the sale.
- How does a partition action work in California?
- What is the average cost of a partition action? The usual cost for a partition action is about $8,000 to $12,000, depending on the complexity. Some cases settle quickly after the defendant receives the partition complaint, while others can drag on longer if there are more complex issues or delay tactics by the defendant.
- 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.
- In a partition action, can I be reimbursed for paying more than my fair share of the down payment? Yes, partition actions allow for offsets whereby one co-owner claims excess payments for mortgage, taxes, insurance, improvements, repairs and other property expenses
Raisin Inv. Co. v. Magginetti – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of Raisin Inv. Co. v. Magginetti, 109 Cal.App.2d 163 (1952), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The case involved a dispute between two co-owners of a parcel of real property. The plaintiff, Raisin Investment Company, owned a one-half interest in the property, while the defendant, Magginetti, owned the other half. The plaintiff sought to partition the property, arguing that it was not capable of being used in common by the two owners. The defendant argued that the property was capable of being used in common and that partition would be detrimental to both parties. The court ultimately found that the property was capable of being used in common and denied the plaintiff’s request for partition. The court also held that partition would be detrimental to both parties and that the plaintiff was not entitled to a partition of the property.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Rancho Palos Verdes 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 (310) 496-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.
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Los Angeles, CA 90024
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