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Partition Actions in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is a beautiful coastal city located in Southern California, about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles. It is known for its Mediterranean climate, stunning beaches, and Spanish-style architecture. The city is home to a variety of attractions, including the Santa Barbara Mission, Stearns Wharf, and the Santa Barbara Zoo. Santa Barbara is also a popular destination for wine tasting, shopping, and outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and kayaking. With its stunning scenery, vibrant culture, and endless activities, Santa Barbara is a great place to visit or live.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Santa Barbara, California is $1,072,400 as of 2021. As of July 1, 2019, the population of the Santa Barbara area of California was 431,906.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Santa Barbara

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Santa Barbara County are exceptionally experienced in the area of California partition actions. A California partition action is a law that allows co-owners of real property to divide the property among themselves. The partition statutes provide a legal mechanism for co-owners to divide the property without having to go through the court system. The partition statutes also provide a way for co-owners to force the sale of the property if they cannot agree on how to divide it. The partition statutes also set out the procedures for the sale of the property and how the proceeds of the sale will be divided among the co-owners. The partition statutes also provide for the payment of costs associated with the sale of the property.

Our team of partition attorneys can assist co-owners with frequently asked questions about partitions, such as:

  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 types of properties can be subject to a partition action in California? All co-owned real or personal property can be partitioned under California law. Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 872.020.

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    Hayne v. Gould – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Hayne v. Gould, 54 F. 951 (1893), the issue was whether a partition of real estate was valid. The plaintiff, Hayne, had purchased a tract of land from the defendant, Gould, and then sought to partition the land into two separate parcels. Gould argued that the partition was invalid because it was not done in accordance with the terms of the deed. The court held that the partition was valid, as the deed did not explicitly prohibit it. The court also held that the partition did not violate the terms of the deed, as the deed did not specify how the land was to be divided. The court concluded that the partition was valid and that Gould was not entitled to any compensation for the partition.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Santa Barbara, County of Santa Barbara, California

    Our Santa Barbara 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 (805) 880-8800 or contact us online today.

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