CCP 872.610

Cross-Complaints for Declaratory Relief in Partition Actions Proper

Are Cross-Complaints for Declaratory Relief Proper in a Partition Action?

While cross-complaints for declaratory relief in partition actions can be appropriate for clarifying the rights and duties of parties concerning the property in dispute, their utility may be limited as to ownership disputes since they are already at issue in every partition. Cross-Complaints in a Partition Action In California, Code of Civil Procedure § 428.10 … Read More

Demurrers Under Sham Pleading Doctrine and Truthful Pleading Requirement

Demurrers Under Sham Pleading Doctrine and Truthful Pleading Requirement

In California real estate litigation a demurrer is proper where: “The pleading does not state facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action.” Code Civ. Proc. § 430.10(e). Indeed: “A general demurrer may be effective where there appears to be no legal authority for plaintiff’s claim.” Demurrers, Cal. Prac. Guide Civ. Pro. Before Trial Ch. … Read More

Equitable Title vs. Legal Title

Quiet title within the context of a partition action in California A partition action is a court-ordered equitable division of property which brings an end to real estate co-ownership disputes by forcing the sale of jointly owned property. Most properties have clear title, meaning that it is clear who the owners of the property are. … Read More

Interlocutory Judgment of Partition by Sale in California

Interlocutory Judgment of Partition by Sale – The Two Phases of a Partition in California

The independent nature of the statutorily required “interlocutory judgment” in a California partition action is rarely seen among civil litigation judgments, which may cause confusion among those who are not familiar with partition law. Generally, a case has only one judgment, and that judgment answers all issues in the case. Even if that judgment is … 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

CCP 872.430 Claim for Compensatory Adjustment Talkov Law

Code of Civil Procedure 872.430 CCP – Claim for Compensatory Adjustment (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.430 is the California partition statute that specifies that claims for compensatory adjustment may be included in the answer. The statute provides that: The answer may set forth any claim the defendant has for contribution or other compensatory adjustment. California Code of Civil Procedure 872.430 “Section 872.430…avoids the need of … Read More

Rights Determinable in a Partition Action

Rights Determinable in a Partition Action

Courts allow for issues relating to co-ownership to be heard in the partition action California Code of Civil Procedure 872.610 states that “The interests of the parties, plaintiff as well as defendant, may be put in issue, tried, and determined in the action.” “This is true at least so far as the issues relate to … Read More

CCP 872.610 Plaintiff and defendant Talkov Law

Code of Civil Procedure 872.610 CCP – Plaintiff and defendant (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.610 is the California partition statute that specifies that the interests of all parties may be tried in the partition action. The statute provides that: The interests of the parties, plaintiff as well as defendant, may be put in issue, tried, and determined in the action. California Code of Civil … Read More

CCP 872.620 State of Title; Ascertainment Talkov Law

Code of Civil Procedure 872.620 CCP – State of the Title; Ascertainment (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.620 is the California partition statute that allows the court to decide the state of title as part of the partition action. The statute provides that: To the extent necessary to grant the relief sought or other appropriate relief, the court shall upon adequate proof ascertain the state of the … Read More

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