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Partition Actions in San Mateo

San Mateo is a city located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. It is located in San Mateo County, just south of San Francisco and north of Silicon Valley. San Mateo is a vibrant and diverse city that is home to a variety of businesses, including tech companies, financial institutions, and healthcare providers. The city is known for its excellent schools, parks, and recreational activities. San Mateo is also home to a number of cultural attractions, including the San Mateo County History Museum, the San Mateo Japanese Garden, and the San Mateo Performing Arts Center. With its close proximity to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, San Mateo is an ideal place to live, work, and play.

According to Zillow, the median home value in San Mateo, California is $1,541,400 as of 2021. As of July 1, 2019, the population of San Mateo, California was 764,922.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving San Mateo

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving San Mateo 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 I recover my attorney’s fees in a partition action? Yes, you can recover your legal fees in a partition action through a motion for attorney’s fees. However, most partitions settle, and most settlements involve a walk-away of attorney’s fees, meaning it important to hire a partition attorney who will handle the matter efficiently since each party is likely to pay their own fees.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What is a partition referee? A partition referee is a neutral third party, often times a lawyer or real estate broker, who completes the sale for the co-owners under court authority. The referee is then paid for their services either on an hourly, flat fee, or commission basis, and is relieved by the court of their duties in the case.
  • What are the steps involved in a partition action in California? The first step is to file a partition complaint in California, which is followed by a request for the court to enter an interlocutory judgment of partition, thereby appointing a partition referee under the partition statutes.

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    Goodenow v. Ewer – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Goodenow v. Ewer, 16 Cal. 461 (1860), the California Supreme Court was asked to decide a dispute over the partition of a parcel of land. The dispute arose when the two parties, Goodenow and Ewer, each claimed ownership of the same parcel of land. The court had to determine which party had the right to the land and how to divide it between them. The court held that the land should be divided according to the original survey, with each party receiving an equal share. The court also held that the parties should bear the costs of the partition in proportion to their respective interests in the land. The court’s decision established the principle that when two parties have conflicting claims to the same parcel of land, the court should divide the land according to the original survey and that the parties should bear the costs of the partition in proportion to their respective interests in the land.

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

    Our San Mateo 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, call (650) 999-3300 or contact us online today.

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