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Partition Actions in Sutter Creek

Sutter Creek is a small city located in the Sierra Foothills of Amador County, California. It is situated in the heart of the Gold Country, and is known for its historic downtown, which is lined with charming shops, restaurants, and galleries. The city is also home to a number of wineries, and is a popular destination for wine tasting. Sutter Creek is surrounded by rolling hills and lush vineyards, and is a great place to explore the outdoors. The city is also known for its annual Sutter Creek Wine & Chocolate Festival, which celebrates the region’s wineries and chocolatiers.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Sutter Creek, California is $385,000. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of Sutter Creek, California was 2,619.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Sutter Creek

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Amador County are exceptionally experienced in the area of California partition actions. California partition actions allows for the division of real property among co-owners. This statute provides a legal mechanism for co-owners to divide their real property into separate interests. The partition statutes allow for the court to order a partition of the property, either by physically dividing the property or by selling the property and dividing the proceeds among the co-owners. The partition statutes also provide for the court to award damages to any co-owner who has been wrongfully excluded from the property. The partition statutes also allows for the court to award attorney’s fees and costs to the prevailing party.

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

  • Can a partition action be filed for both real property and personal property in California? Yes, all co-owned real and personal property can be partitioned under California law. Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 872.020.
  • Can a Trust File a Partition? Yes, a trust can file a partition action as the co-owner of real property in California.
  • 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).
  • Can a partition action be stopped or dismissed in California? The truth is that there are very few affirmative defenses in a partition action, and those defenses are rarely applied by courts in California.
  • What is recoverable in a partition action? “In a suit for partition it is a general rule that all equities and conflicting claims existing between the parties and arising out of their relation to the property to be partitioned may be adjusted.” Demetris v. Demetris (1954) 125 Cal. App. 2d 440. This means that co-owners can assert offsets or recover payments of the mortgage, taxes, insurance, repairs and improvements in excess of their fractional interests.

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    Jamison v. Jamison – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Jamison v. Jamison, 2006 WL 1738163, F046126 (27-Jun-2006) , the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The parties were arguing over the division of a parcel of real property that was owned jointly by the two parties. The court had to determine whether the property should be divided into two separate parcels or if it should remain as one parcel. The court also had to consider the value of the property and the potential for future development. Additionally, the court had to consider the potential for future disputes between the parties over the division of the property. Ultimately, the court determined that the property should remain as one parcel and that the parties should be allowed to develop the property as they saw fit.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Sutter Creek in the County of Amador, 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 (209) 600-7700 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.

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