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Partition Actions in San Jose

San Jose is the largest city in Northern California and the 10th largest city in the United States. It is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the world’s leading hub for technology and innovation. San Jose is home to many of the world’s leading tech companies, including Apple, Google, and Adobe. The city is also known for its vibrant culture, diverse population, and beautiful scenery. San Jose is a great place to live, work, and play, with plenty of attractions, restaurants, and entertainment options.

According to Zillow, the median home value in San Jose, California is $1,072,400 as of 2021. As of 2020, the population of the San Jose area of California is 1,030,119.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving San Jose

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Santa Clara 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:

  • 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).
  • What to expect in a California partition action? Partition actions necessarily resolve the conflict between co-owners through an expedited statutory process. A capable partition attorney will assist in expediting the process and producing the most favorable outcome.
  • Can a Trust File a Partition? Yes, a trust can file a partition action as the co-owner of real property in California.
  • How long will it take to get the property partitioned and sold? Most commonly, 3 to 6 months is all that it takes for the defendant to agree to a sale or buyout the plaintiff’s interest in the property for a fair value. Some cases may take 6 to 12 months.
  • How long will it take for the plaintiff to receive his or her share of the sales proceeds? Usually, the property is marketed for sale or purchased by the defendant in 3 to 6 months. If a referee is appointed, that may take 6 to 9 months. With proper drafting of an interlocutory judgment of partition by sale, the referee can be required to disburse the proceeds promptly at the close of escrow or shortly thereafter.

Speak to Our San Jose Partition Attorneys Today

Call our Santa Clara County Partition Attorneys today to end your co-ownership dispute. You don’t pay until the house is sold!

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    Ashley v. Chinen – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Ashley v. Chinen, Not Reported in Cal.Rptr.2d (2002), the court was tasked with determining the validity of a partition agreement between two parties. The agreement was made between the plaintiff, Ashley, and the defendant, Chinen, and it stated that Ashley would receive a portion of the property in exchange for her relinquishing her interest in the remainder of the property. The court found that the agreement was invalid because it was not properly executed. Specifically, the court found that the agreement did not contain the signatures of both parties, and that it was not properly witnessed or notarized. Additionally, the court found that the agreement was not properly recorded in the county records, as required by law. As a result, the court held that the agreement was invalid and unenforceable.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, California

    Our San Jose 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 (408) 777-6800 or contact us online today.

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