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Partition Actions in Sacramento

Sacramento is the capital of California and the seat of Sacramento County. It is located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in the northern portion of California’s expansive Central Valley. It is the sixth-largest city in California and the 35th largest in the United States. Sacramento is known for its diverse culture, vibrant nightlife, and its many parks and museums. It is home to the California State Capitol, the Crocker Art Museum, the California State Railroad Museum, and the Sacramento Zoo. The city is also home to a number of professional sports teams, including the Sacramento Kings of the NBA and the Sacramento River Cats of the Pacific Coast League.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Sacramento, California is $372,400 as of 2021. As of July 2020, the population of the Sacramento metropolitan area is estimated to be 2,296,418.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Sacramento

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Sacramento County are exceptionally experienced in the area of California partition actions. California partition actions allows for the division of real property among co-owners. This statute provides a legal mechanism for co-owners to divide their real property into separate interests. The partition statutes allow for the court to order a partition of the property, either by physically dividing the property or by selling the property and dividing the proceeds among the co-owners. The partition statutes also provide for the court to award damages to any co-owner who has been wrongfully excluded from the property. The partition statutes also allows for the court to award attorney’s fees and costs to the prevailing party.

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

  • Can we negotiate a settlement instead of going through a partition action? We find that the best solution is to file the partition action, then negotiate a settlement. Defendants often reach a more reasonable settlement when they are being advised by a partition attorney who will explain that the plaintiff is very likely to obtain the sale of the property.
  • 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.
  • How will the property be divided if a partition action is successful? In most partition actions, the property will be sold, rather than being divided. If the property is eligible for partition in-kind, the court can appoint a referee to prepare a report on dividing the property in a manner that does not damage the value of the fractional interests.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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    Bartlett v. Mackey – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Bartlett v. Mackey, 130 Cal. 181 (1900), the California Supreme Court was asked to decide whether a partition of real property was valid. The dispute arose when two brothers, William and John Mackey, inherited a parcel of land from their father. William wanted to keep the land intact, while John wanted to divide it into two separate parcels. The court held that the partition was valid, but that William was entitled to compensation for the value of the land he was giving up. The court also held that the partition should be made in such a way that each brother would receive an equal share of the land. The court’s decision established the principle that when two or more people own real property, they can divide it into separate parcels, but that the division must be made in a fair and equitable manner.

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

    Our Sacramento 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, call (916) 668-3300 or contact us online today.

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