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Partition Actions in San Bernardino

San Bernardino is a city located in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. It is the county seat of San Bernardino County and the 17th largest city in California. The city is known for its rich history, diverse culture, and vibrant economy. San Bernardino is home to a variety of attractions, including the San Bernardino National Forest, the San Bernardino Valley College, and the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino. The city is also home to the world-famous Route 66, which runs through the city. San Bernardino is a great place to live, work, and play, and offers a variety of activities and amenities for its residents.

According to Zillow, the median home value in San Bernardino, California is $295,000 as of 2021. As of July 1, 2019, the population of San Bernardino, California was estimated to be 216,817.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving San Bernardino

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving San Bernardino 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:

  • Can I be forced into selling a jointly owned house? Under California’s Partition of Real Property Act, a co-owner will have a right to buyout the property. However, absent a buy out at the appraised price, a plaintiff will likely be able to force the sale of a jointly owned house.
  • Are there methods to resolve a partition situation without a court-ordered sale? The vast majority of partitions are solved without a court-ordered sale. Many times, the defendant will buy out the plaintiff’s interest. Other times, the parties will agree to a voluntary sale on the open market. However, the filing of the partition action is generally what forces the defendant to see the wisdom of settlement. Under California’s Partition of Real Property Act, a defendant can buy out the interest of the plaintiff at an appraised value, meaning that a court-ordered sale is only likely occur where the defendant simply can’t afford to buy the property but still won’t agree to sell.
  • How do I file a partition action? Partition actions must be filed in the county where some or all of the co-owned real property is located by way of a partition complaint. While filing the complaint is relatively easy, reaching the end of the partition as quickly and efficiently as possible requires the skill of an experienced partition attorney.
  • 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 is recoverable in a partition action? “In a suit for partition it is a general rule that all equities and conflicting claims existing between the parties and arising out of their relation to the property to be partitioned may be adjusted.” Demetris v. Demetris (1954) 125 Cal. App. 2d 440. This means that co-owners can assert offsets or recover payments of the mortgage, taxes, insurance, repairs and improvements in excess of their fractional interests.

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    Capuccio v. Caire – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Capuccio v. Caire, 189 Cal. 514 (1922), 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 property. The plaintiff, Capuccio, sought to partition the property, while the defendant, Caire, argued that the property should not be partitioned. The court ultimately ruled in favor of Capuccio, finding that the property should be partitioned. The court held that the co-owners had a right to partition the property, and that the partition should be made in a manner that would be fair and equitable to both parties. The court also held that the partition should be made in a manner that would not cause unnecessary hardship to either party.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of San Bernardino in the County of San Bernardino, 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 (909) 577-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.

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