Experienced Partition Attorneys Serving San Luis Obispo County
Talkov Law’s attorneys serving San Luis Obispo 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 heirs force the sale of property? Heirs can force the sale of real property in California once that property is distributed to them. However, sometimes, the property is still held in a trust where the trustee will sell the property. When there is no trust, the probate court may decide that the probate administrator will sell the property before it is distributed in fractional interests to the heirs.
- Can a partition action be filed for both real property and personal property in California? Yes, all co-owned real and personal property can be partitioned under California law. Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 872.020.
- 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.
- 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.
- What is a partition action and when is it necessary?
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Partition Actions in San Luis Obispo County
Partitions are quite common in San Luis Obispo County. According to Zillow, the median home value in San Luis Obispo County is $637,400 as of 2021. As of July 2020, the population of San Luis Obispo County, California was 295,912.
San Luis Obispo County is a county located on the Central Coast of California. It is bordered by Monterey County to the north, Kern County to the east, Santa Barbara County to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The county seat is San Luis Obispo. The county is known for its beautiful beaches, rolling hills, and vineyards. It is home to several state parks, including Montana de Oro State Park, Morro Bay State Park, and Pismo State Beach. The county is also home to several universities, including California Polytechnic State University, Cuesta College, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The county is a popular tourist destination, with attractions such as Hearst Castle, the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, and the historic downtown area of San Luis Obispo.
Broome v. Broome – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of Broome v. Broome, 179 Cal. 638 (1919), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The case involved a dispute between two siblings over the partition of their father’s estate. The siblings had inherited the estate upon their father’s death, and the court was tasked with determining how to divide the estate between them. The court had to consider the value of the estate, the rights of each sibling, and the best way to divide the estate in a fair and equitable manner. The court ultimately decided that the estate should be divided equally between the siblings, with each receiving an equal share of the estate.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the San Luis Obispo County County in the County of San Luis Obispo, 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 (805) 880-8800 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.
Our partition attorneys in San Luis Obispo County also serve the nearby areas of Santa Barbara County, Kern County, Monterey County, Kings County, Ventura County including San Luis Obispo,Paso Robles, Atascadero, and Arroyo Grande