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Partition Actions in Signal Hill

Signal Hill is a small city located in Los Angeles County, California. It is situated on a hilltop overlooking the city of Long Beach and the Pacific Ocean. The city is known for its oil production, which began in 1921 and continues to this day. Signal Hill is also home to a variety of businesses, including restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. The city is known for its vibrant nightlife, with a variety of bars and clubs. The city also has a number of parks and trails, making it a great place to explore and enjoy the outdoors.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Signal Hill, California is $619,000 as of 2021. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of Signal Hill, California was 11,744.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Signal Hill

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.
  • Who pays for a partition action? In California, each party typically pays for their own attorney’s fees (known as the “American Rule”). However, California partition law allows for an exception to this rule, stating that “the court shall apportion the costs of partition among the parties in proportion to their interests or make such other apportionment as may be equitable.” California Code of Civil Procedure 874.040. Indeed, the court may award “reasonable attorney’s fees incurred or paid by a party for the common benefit.” California Code of Civil Procedure 874.010(a).
  • What is a partition action and when is it necessary?
  • Can a partition action be stopped? Generally, a partition action cannot be stopped, but a defendant may be able to buy time to seek a resolution. Eventually, however, the plaintiff can generally force the sale of the property based on the absolute right to partition.
  • What are the tax implications of a partition action? It is best to seek the advice of a tax attorney or CPA about tax issues. However, the most common tax issues in partitions, like other sales, can involve capital gains taxes and the potential partial or full reassessment of property taxes.

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    Coulter v. McNeil – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Coulter v. McNeil, 2011 WL 3211101, B219538 (28-Jul-2011) , the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The case involved a dispute between two siblings over the ownership of a family home. The siblings had inherited the home from their parents, and the siblings had agreed to partition the home, with one sibling taking the upstairs portion and the other taking the downstairs portion. However, the siblings had failed to execute a formal partition agreement, and the dispute arose when one of the siblings refused to vacate the home. The court ultimately held that the siblings had an implied agreement to partition the home, and that the agreement was enforceable. The court also held that the partition agreement was valid and enforceable, and that the sibling who refused to vacate the home was in breach of the agreement.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Signal Hill, County of Los Angeles, California

    Our Signal Hill 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 (562) 600-3300 or contact us online today.

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