Bacon v. Wahrhaftig

Do a Majority of the Co-Owners Need to Support a Partition Action

Is a Majority Vote Needed to File a Partition Action?

No. A common misconception is that a majority of the ownership interests are needed for a court to compel the sale of a jointly-owned property in a partition. This belief is entirely incorrect. Any owner, regardless of their ownership percentage, can initiate the sale of the property, whether they hold 99% or merely 1% of … Read More

How Much Equity Do I Need to Have in my Home to File a Partition Action

How Much Equity Do I Need to Have in My Home to File a Partition Action?

Any co-owner of real property in California can file a partition action, regardless of the size of their ownership interest. Put simply, if someone owns a mere 1% of a property, they can file a partition complaint. This is because the right to partition in California is absolute.  One court explained that “if the party … Read More

Waiver of Right to Partition in California

When relationships sour and one party wants out of a co-ownership relationship by way of a partition action, the other party may feel betrayed and outraged. These feelings of resentment often manifest themselves in legal proceedings as defendants are quick to claim just about anything to try to delay the inevitable sale of the property … Read More

Can my co-owner contest a partition action

Can my Co-owner Contest a Partition in California?

Can my co-owner contest a partition? When one co-owner wants to initiate a partition action, a common concern that we hear as partition attorneys is whether the other co-owner can contest the partition. The short answer is that your co-owner can contest anything they want; the real issue is whether they will succeed. In some ways, a … Read More

How to Win a Partition Action in California

How to Win a Partition Action

The Tricks to Winning a Partition Action in California A partition action is the only court process in California to end disputes when parties are co-owners (also known as co-tenants) of real property. Indeed, the court must divide the real estate equitably among its co-owners so long as a partition is found to be appropriate.[1]California … Read More

Absolute Right to Partition in California Talkov Law

Absolute Right to Partition in California

One of the most common questions raised by co-owners of real property in California is how to force the sale of the property when the co-owners do not agree. California Code of Civil Procedure Section 872.210 allows a co-owner to sell co-owned property, even if the other co owner does not consent to the sale, … Read More

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