Partition Actions in Redondo Beach
Redondo Beach is a coastal city located in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County, California. It is known for its beautiful beaches, pier, and marina. Redondo Beach is home to a variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. The city is also home to a number of parks, including the Redondo Beach Pier, King Harbor Marina, and the Redondo Beach Historic Library. Redondo Beach is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, offering a variety of activities and attractions.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Redondo Beach, California is $1,072,400 as of 2021. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of Redondo Beach, California was 66,748.
Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Redondo Beach
Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Los Angeles 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 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:
- How to force the sale of jointly owned property? A partition action is the only statutory method to ensure the end of the co-ownership dispute.
- 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.
- What are the grounds for a partition action in California? A co-owner is “entitled to partition as a matter of absolute right,” meaning “he need not assign any reason for his demand; that it is sufficient if he demands a severance; and that when grounds for a sale are duly established it may be demanded as of right. To grant it is not a mere matter of grace.” De Roulet v. Mitchel (1945) 70 Cal.App.2d 120, 123-124.
- 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.
- Who can file a partition action in California? Generally, any co-owner of real property can file a partition action.
Lent v. H.C. Morris Co. – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of Lent v. H.C. Morris Co., 25 Cal.App.2d 305 (1938), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The plaintiff, Lent, owned a parcel of land that was divided into two parts. The defendant, H.C. Morris Co., owned the other part. Lent sought to have the land partitioned, which would have resulted in the two parts being divided into separate parcels. However, the defendant argued that the land was not suitable for partition because it was not of equal value and could not be divided without causing damage to either party. The court ultimately ruled in favor of the defendant, finding that the land was not suitable for partition and that the plaintiff was not entitled to a partition of the land.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Redondo Beach 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.
10880 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1101
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 496-3300