San Leandro Partition Lawyer

Partition Actions in San Leandro

San Leandro is a city located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area in California. It is situated along the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, between Oakland and Hayward. The city is home to a variety of businesses, including the San Leandro Marina, the San Leandro Tech Campus, and the San Leandro Shopping Center. San Leandro is also home to several parks, including the San Leandro Creek Trail, the San Leandro Shoreline Recreation Area, and the San Leandro Historical Museum. The city is known for its vibrant arts and culture scene, with a variety of galleries, museums, and performing arts venues. San Leandro is also home to several annual festivals and events, including the San Leandro Cherry Festival and the San Leandro Art & Wine Festival.

According to Zillow, the median home value in San Leandro, California is $717,400 as of 2021. As of 2020, the population of San Leandro, California is estimated to be 89,857.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving San Leandro

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Alameda 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 is the timeline for a California partition action? Most partition actions are resolved in 3 to 6 months by way of settlement. Other cases can take 6 to 12 months to obtain an interlocutory judgment of partition, which generally appoints a referee to sell the property.
  • What are the costs associated with a partition action? The costs of a partition action generally involve the attorney’s fees, and court costs, but can involve referee fees and broker’s fees if the property is sold.

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    Hepburn & Dundas v. Auld – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Hepburn & Dundas v. Auld, 5 Cranch 262 (1809), the issue was whether a partition of land could be made between two parties who had conflicting claims to the same land. The court held that a partition could not be made between the two parties because the land was held in common by both parties, and the court found that a partition would be inequitable and would not be in the best interests of either party. The court also found that the parties had not agreed to a partition, and that the partition would be contrary to the terms of the deed. The court concluded that the parties must either agree to a partition or litigate their respective claims in court.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of San Leandro, County of Alameda, California

    Our San Leandro 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 (510) 999-3300 or contact us online today.

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