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Partition Actions in Santa Maria

Santa Maria is a city located in the Central Coast region of California, about 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles. It is the largest city in Santa Barbara County and is known for its agricultural production, particularly strawberries. The city is home to a variety of attractions, including the Santa Maria Valley Historical Museum, the Santa Maria Valley Railroad, and the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum. The city also hosts a variety of festivals and events throughout the year, including the Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival and the Santa Maria Valley Wine & Food Festival. Santa Maria is also home to a number of wineries, restaurants, and shopping centers.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Santa Maria, California is $541,400 as of 2021. As of July 1, 2019, the population of the Santa Maria area of California was 106,717.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Santa Maria

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Santa Barbara 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:

  • When is a partition action right for my dispute? Generally, parties who can reach their own resolution of a co-ownership dispute are not reading websites about partition law. If you are reading this article, chances are that your co-ownership dispute has reached a level where legal options are being considered. Filing a partition action will bring about a certain result to the co-ownership dispute, rather than letting it linger for years on end. However, if the parties are very close to a settlement, it may be wise to consider a resolution.
  • 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 can file a partition action in California? Generally, any co-owner of real property can file a partition action.
  • Can you lose interest in a jointly owned home by moving out? Generally, co-owners maintain their ownership interests regardless of whether they live at the property. However, in rare cases, leaving the property for many years without paying taxes or other expenses may allow the co-owners in possession to argue that they have adversely possessed the property. Generally, these co-ownership disputes do not get easier with time, so it is important to act promptly.
  • How to force the sale of jointly owned property? A partition action is the only statutory method to ensure the end of the co-ownership dispute.

Speak to Our Santa Maria Partition Attorneys Today

Call our Santa Barbara County Partition Attorneys today to end your co-ownership dispute. You don’t pay until the house is sold!

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    Goesele v. Bimeler – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Goesele v. Bimeler, 55 U.S. 589 (1852), the issue was whether a partition of real estate could be made without the consent of all the owners. The case involved a dispute between two brothers, John and Jacob Goesele, who owned a tract of land in Ohio. John wanted to partition the land, but Jacob refused to consent. The court held that a partition could not be made without the consent of all the owners, and that the partition was void. The court also held that the partition could not be enforced against Jacob, as he had not consented to it. This case established the principle that a partition of real estate cannot be made without the consent of all the owners.

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

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

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