CCP 873.010

How Does the Partition Referee Get Paid?

How Does the Partition Referee Get Paid?

The compensation of the partition referee is paid at the end of the case, which is generally when the co-owners are being paid. In California, partition referees effectuate the court’s judgment that the property should be partitioned, which usually involves a sale of the property. The Partition Referee Gets Paid at the End of the … Read More

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

How to Get a Default Judgment in Partition Action

How to Get a Default Judgment in Partition Action

When defendants in a partition action ignore the summons and complaint, the plaintiff is entitled to obtain a default judgment ordering that the property be partitioned, usually by a forced sale. Indeed, some co-owners fail to respond to attempts to discuss the use, management, or sale of the property. When this occurs out of court, … Read More

Can We Use a Realtor as the Partition Referee?

While the simple answer is “yes,” the reality of a Realtor serving as a partition referee for a partition action is nuanced and warrants a deeper understanding of the pros and cons of using a Realtor for this function. In turn, this requires an understanding of the responsibilities that partition referees execute. A Realtor, with … Read More

Can I Partition a Rental Property With Tenants

Can I Partition a Rental Property With Tenants?

An investment property with tenants can be partitioned, but some unique issues can arise during a partition of a tenant-occupied property. These cases can involve rented single-family homes, or they can be the partition of commercial properties, including apartments, office buildings, or industrial properties. When a rental property becomes the subject of a partition action, … Read More

Are There Any Specific Rules for Partitioning Agricultural Land

Are There Any Specific Rules for Partitioning Agricultural Land?

Different types of land can bring different challenges in a partition action. Agricultural land is no exception. This is especially true given the diverse agricultural industries throughout California, producing nearly $50 billion in revenue in 2018 alone, shown below: Unique Aspects of Agricultural Partition Actions Due to the unique nature of farmland and the variation … Read More

Partition Referee Reports on Offsets and Accounting Talkov Law Partition Attorneys

Partition Referee Reports on Offsets & Accounting

Other than forcing the sale of the property through an interlocutory judgment under CCP § 872.720, perhaps the most hotly contested issues in a California partition action are the offsets whereby one co-owner alleges that they have paid more than their fractional share of costs for the property, thereby seeking to recover an excessive down … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 873.070 – Petition for Instructions (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.070 is the California partition statute that gives the partition referee or any party the authority to ask the court for referee duty instructions in a partition action: The referee or any party may, on noticed motion, petition the court for instructions concerning the referee’s duties under this title. California Code of … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 873.060 Authority of Referee in Partition Actions

Code of Civil Procedure 873.060 – Authority of Referee (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.060 is the California partition statute that gives the partition referee authority to do what is necessary in a partition action: The referee may perform any acts necessary to exercise the authority conferred by this title or by order of the court. California Code of Civil Procedure 873.060 This statute gives partition … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 874.320 Court Ordered Open-Market Sale; Sealed Bids; Auction

Code of Civil Procedure 874.320 CCP – Court ordered open-market sale; sealed bids; auction (Partition of Real Property Act)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.320 the California partition statute that explains the details of how a court will sell a property under the California Partition of Real Property Act. The statute states the following: (a) If the court orders a sale of property, the sale shall be an open-market sale unless the court finds that a … Read More

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