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Partition Actions in Riverbank

Riverbank is a city located in Stanislaus County, California. It is situated along the Stanislaus River, approximately 10 miles southeast of Modesto. Riverbank is known for its agricultural industry, with many farms and orchards located in the area. The city is also home to a variety of businesses, including a number of wineries, a golf course, and a casino. Riverbank is a great place to live, work, and play, with plenty of outdoor activities, shopping, and dining options.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Riverbank, California is $346,400. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Riverbank, California was 22,678 as of July 1, 2019.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Riverbank

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 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 types of properties can be subject to a partition action in California? All co-owned real or personal property can be partitioned under California law. Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 872.020.
  • Can I recover my attorney’s fees in a partition action? Yes, you can recover your legal fees in a partition action through a motion for attorney’s fees. However, most partitions settle, and most settlements involve a walk-away of attorney’s fees, meaning it important to hire a partition attorney who will handle the matter efficiently since each party is likely to pay their own fees.
  • Who pays for a partition action? In California, each party typically pays for their own attorney’s fees (known as the “American Rule”). However, California partition law allows for an exception to this rule, stating that “the court shall apportion the costs of partition among the parties in proportion to their interests or make such other apportionment as may be equitable.” California Code of Civil Procedure 874.040. Indeed, the court may award “reasonable attorney’s fees incurred or paid by a party for the common benefit.” California Code of Civil Procedure 874.010(a).
  • 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 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.

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    Ventre v. Tiscornia – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Ventre v. Tiscornia, 23 Cal.App. 598 (1913), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The case involved a dispute between two co-owners of a piece of real estate. The plaintiff, Ventre, sought to partition the property, while the defendant, Tiscornia, argued that the property could not be partitioned due to its unique characteristics. The court ultimately held that the property could not be partitioned due to its unique characteristics, and that the parties must instead agree to a sale of the property and divide the proceeds. The court also held that the plaintiff was not entitled to a partition in kind, as the property was not susceptible to such a division. This case serves as an example of the difficulties that can arise when attempting to partition unique properties.

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

    Our Riverbank 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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