CCP 872.210

Do I Have to Sue my Family Member with Partition Action to Obtain my Share of the Inherited Property

Do I Have to Sue my Family Member to Obtain my Share of the Inherited Property?

It is common for family dynamics to be strained after inheriting real estate because many co-owners are unable to agree on how to manage the property. A co-owner may want to move into the property despite only inheriting 50% and the other co-owners, each holding 25% may want to sell the property and take the … Read More

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

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Why Do Courts Allow Partition Actions?

Courts allow partition actions in California as a legal remedy to resolve co-ownership disputes. In a partition action, the co-owned property is either divided or sold with each co-owner receiving their equitable interest. Some co-owners wonder if a judge can really force the sale of a property they have lived in for years. Further, some … 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

Can I Force the Sale of a Jointly Owned Vacation Property

Can I Force the Sale of a Jointly Owned Vacation Property?

Owning a vacation property can be a dream come true for owners of real property. That dream can quickly devolve into a nightmare if you own that vacation home with an uncooperative co-owner, however. Indeed, many families buy a vacation property together. However, as the years go by, relationships can become strained through life, death, … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure § 872.020 (CCP) – Scope of Title (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.020 is the California partition statute that addresses the scope of title in a partition action in California. The statute provides that: This title governs actions for partition of real property and, except to the extent not applicable, actions for partition of personal property. California Code of Civil Procedure § … Read More

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Can I File a Partition Action?

Am I Entitled to a Partition? California law generally allows any co-owner of a jointly owned property to force the sale of the property through a partition action. Partition actions are so favorable to public policy that the “right to partition is absolute.” [1]Priddel v. Shankie (1945) 69 Cal.App. 2d 319, 325. However, there are … Read More

What is a Partition Action?

A partition action is a lawsuit that forces the sale or division of jointly owned real property. The court will equitably divide the interests of all the co-owners even if one or more co-owners does not agree to the sale or division. This division generally involves division of the proceeds of sale. What is Partition … Read More

How Realtors Can Force the Sale of Co-Owned Property

How Realtors Can Force the Sale of Co-owned Property in California

Can Realtors assist their clients in selling a co-owned property? As a Realtor, you may have come across situations in which a disagreeable co-owner disrupts an otherwise easy sale. Your client may have his or her heart set on selling the home but is unable to do so without the signature of the uncooperative co-owner. … Read More

What is a partition action in California

What Are Examples of a Partition Action in California?

Real Estate Partition Definition in California A partition action is a court-ordered equitable division of property. When one or more co-owners disagrees on what to do with a co-owned property, a partition action can be started to force the sale of the subject property. This definition of a real estate partition shows how a partition … Read More

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