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Experienced Partition Attorneys Serving San Jose

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Santa Clara 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Will the plaintiff win a California partition action? The plaintiff almost always prevails in a partition. This is because the right to partition is absolute under California law. Most partition actions result in the Defendant agreeing to sell the property or buyout the plaintiff’s interest in the property, which is generally the plaintiff’s goal.
  • 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 long does a partition action take in California?” Most partition actions are complete in 3 to 6 months because most cases settle in either a buyout or agreed sale. However, some cases can drag on for 6 to 12 months.

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Partition Actions in San Jose

Partitions are quite common in San Jose. 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.

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.

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 in the County of Santa Clara, 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 (408) 777-6800 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.

Talkov Law San Jose Office

99 S. Almaden Blvd Suite 600
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 777-6800

Our partition attorneys in San Jose, California serve Santa Clara County and surrounding areas including Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Mountain View, Los Gatos, Campbell, Milpitas, Fremont, Palo Alto, Menlo Park.

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