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Partition Actions in South Pasadena

South Pasadena is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. It is a small, affluent suburb of Los Angeles, located just south of Pasadena. South Pasadena is known for its historic downtown area, which features a variety of shops, restaurants, and galleries. The city is also home to the South Pasadena Public Library, the South Pasadena Unified School District, and the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association. South Pasadena is a popular destination for visitors, offering a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and golfing. The city is also home to a number of parks, including the Arroyo Seco Park and the South Pasadena Nature Park. South Pasadena is a great place to live, work, and play.

According to Zillow, the median home value in South Pasadena, California is $1,072,400 as of 2021. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of South Pasadena, California was 25,619.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving South Pasadena

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:

  • How will the property be divided if a partition action is successful? In most partition actions, the property will be sold, rather than being divided. If the property is eligible for partition in-kind, the court can appoint a referee to prepare a report on dividing the property in a manner that does not damage the value of the fractional interests.
  • 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.
  • Can a Trust File a Partition? Yes, a trust can file a partition action as the co-owner of real property in California.
  • 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 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.

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    Varni v. Devoto – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Varni v. Devoto, 10 Cal.App. 304 (1909), the issue was whether a partition of a piece of real estate was valid. The court found that the partition was invalid because the deed of partition was not executed in accordance with the requirements of the California Code of Civil Procedure. Specifically, the deed of partition was not signed by all of the parties to the partition, and it was not acknowledged by a notary public. The court held that the deed of partition was invalid and that the parties were still jointly and severally liable for the property.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of South Pasadena, County of Los Angeles, California

    Our South Pasadena 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 (626) 777-3300 or contact us online today.

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