Partition Actions in San Marino
San Marino is a small, affluent city located in Los Angeles County, California. It is situated in the San Rafael Hills, and is bordered by the cities of Pasadena and San Gabriel. San Marino is known for its beautiful residential neighborhoods, excellent schools, and its historic landmarks. The city is home to the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, as well as the Lacy Park. San Marino is also known for its low crime rate and its high quality of life.
According to Zillow, the median home value in San Marino, California is $2,717,400 as of 2021. As of the 2020 census, the population of the California area of San Marino is 13,147.
Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving San Marino
Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Los Angeles 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 awarding each co-owner a certain percentage of the property’s value. The court will then order the property to be divided according to the co-owners’ wishes. The partition statutes also provide that if the court finds that a physical division of the property is not possible, it may order the property to be sold and the proceeds divided among the co-owners.
Our team of partition attorneys can assist co-owners with frequently asked questions about partitions, such as:
- What is a partition action and when is it necessary?
- 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 a partition action be stopped or dismissed in California? The truth is that there are very few affirmative defenses in a partition action, and those defenses are rarely applied by courts in California.
- What are the different types of partition in California? Almost all partition actions are partition by sale, though partition in-kind allows the property to be divided, while a partition by appraisal allows the purchase by one-co-owner at an appraised value.
- What are my partition rights for inherited property? Co-owners of inherited property generally have the absolute right to force the sale of the property through a partition action.
In re Turner – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of In re Turner, 2002 WL 31032242, E030507 (12-Sep-2002) , the partition issues revolved around the division of a parcel of real property located in California. The property was owned by two siblings, Turner and Turner-Gonzalez, who had inherited it from their father. Turner-Gonzalez wanted to partition the property, while Turner wanted to keep it intact. The court had to decide whether to grant the partition or not. The court ultimately decided to grant the partition, but it also imposed certain restrictions on the division of the property. Specifically, the court ordered that the property be divided into two equal parts, with Turner-Gonzalez receiving one part and Turner receiving the other. The court also ordered that Turner-Gonzalez would be responsible for paying the costs associated with the partition.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of San Marino in the County of Los Angeles, 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 (626) 777-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.
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