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Partition Actions in Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre is a small city located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County, California. It is known for its quaint downtown area, which is lined with small shops and restaurants. The city is also home to the historic Sierra Madre Villa Hotel, which was built in 1887. The city is known for its beautiful mountain views, hiking trails, and outdoor activities. It is also home to the annual Wistaria Festival, which celebrates the world’s largest blooming wisteria vine. Sierra Madre is a great place to live, work, and play.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County, California is $1,072,400 as of 2021. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of Sierra Madre, California was 10,917.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Sierra Madre

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 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:

  • 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.
  • Are there ways to make my partition action less expensive? There are numerous ways to obtain a less expensive partition action in California. For example, having your documents organized can ensure you don’t have to pay your attorney to go through a disorganized mess to get the information they need.
  • Can we negotiate a settlement instead of going through a partition action? We find that the best solution is to file the partition action, then negotiate a settlement. Defendants often reach a more reasonable settlement when they are being advised by a partition attorney who will explain that the plaintiff is very likely to obtain the sale of the property.
  • Are there methods to resolve a partition situation without a court-ordered sale? The vast majority of partitions are solved without a court-ordered sale. Many times, the defendant will buy out the plaintiff’s interest. Other times, the parties will agree to a voluntary sale on the open market. However, the filing of the partition action is generally what forces the defendant to see the wisdom of settlement. Under California’s Partition of Real Property Act, a defendant can buy out the interest of the plaintiff at an appraised value, meaning that a court-ordered sale is only likely occur where the defendant simply can’t afford to buy the property but still won’t agree to sell.
  • What are the potential outcomes of a partition action? The most likely outcome in a partition action is that the plaintiff receives fair value for their interest in the property either through a sale to a third party or to the defendant. In rare cases, a property can be divided, through this is not applicable to single family residences with no surplus land.

Speak to Our Sierra Madre Partition Attorneys Today

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

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    Akmakjian v. Haider – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Akmakjian v. Haider, 2008 WL 484335, E041762 (25-Feb-2008) , the main issue was whether a partition of real property was proper. The plaintiff, Akmakjian, owned a parcel of real property with the defendant, Haider. Akmakjian sought to partition the property, while Haider opposed the partition. The court found that the partition was proper, as the parties had agreed to it in a written contract. The court also found that the partition was in the best interests of both parties, as it would allow them to each own a portion of the property. The court also found that the partition was equitable, as it would allow both parties to receive a fair share of the property.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Sierra Madre 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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