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Partition Actions in Taft

Taft is a small city located in the San Joaquin Valley of California. It is situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, about 30 miles southwest of Bakersfield. The city has a population of around 9,000 people and is known for its oil production and agriculture. The city is home to the West Kern Oil Museum, which showcases the history of the oil industry in the area. Taft is also home to the Taft College, a two-year community college. The city is known for its annual Taft Midway Days celebration, which includes a parade, carnival, and other festivities.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Taft, California is $164,400. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of the California area of Taft was 9,845.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Taft

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Kern 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 do I file a partition action? Partition actions must be filed in the county where some or all of the co-owned real property is located by way of a partition complaint. While filing the complaint is relatively easy, reaching the end of the partition as quickly and efficiently as possible requires the skill of an experienced partition attorney.
  • 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.
  • How much does a partition action cost? The cost of a partition action can vary widely depending on the complexity of the case. A typical partition action usually costs between $5,000 and $12,000, with about $8,000 being the most common cost. However, difficulty locating a defendant, the motion to appoint a partition referee, delay tactics by defendants, and other issues may raise the cost of your partition action. An experienced partition lawyer can mitigate costs and resolve your co-ownership dispute with maximum efficiency.
  • How long will it take for the plaintiff to receive his or her share of the sales proceeds? Usually, the property is marketed for sale or purchased by the defendant in 3 to 6 months. If a referee is appointed, that may take 6 to 9 months. With proper drafting of an interlocutory judgment of partition by sale, the referee can be required to disburse the proceeds promptly at the close of escrow or shortly thereafter.
  • 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.

Speak to Our Taft Partition Attorneys Today

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    Falletta v. Sun Star Country Club – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Falletta v. Sun Star Country Club, 2008 WL 242744, A115387, A117069 (30-Jan-2008) , the main issue was whether the partition of a golf course property was valid. The plaintiff, Falletta, owned a portion of the golf course property and wanted to partition it into two separate parcels. The defendant, Sun Star Country Club, argued that the partition was invalid because it would interfere with the golf course operations. The court ultimately ruled that the partition was valid, but that the plaintiff was required to pay the defendant for any damages caused by the partition. The court also ruled that the plaintiff was responsible for any costs associated with the partition, such as survey and legal fees.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Taft, County of Kern, California

    Our Taft 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 (661) 999-3300 or contact us online today.

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