CCP 874.040

Who Pays for a Partition Action in California

Who Pays for a Partition Action?

California law allows the party filing a partition action to request that the court award their attorney’s fees and costs from the other co-owners. Attorneys fees are most likely to be granted against an uncooperative defendant. These fees are generally paid from the proceeds of sale of the property.  In fact, the recovery is not … Read More

Recovering Repairs and Improvements in a Partition Action

Recovering Repairs and Improvements in a Partition Action

Co-owner often seek to recover their unequal payments relating to the repairs and improvements to the co-owned property in a partition action. While the law sometimes conflates repairs and improvements, the law favors improvements, but may not always allow ordinary repairs to be recovered in a partition action. The Law on Recovery of Repairs and … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 874.030 – Interest on Disbursements (Partition Action)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.030 is the California partition statute that addresses the interest rate on disbursements in a partition action. The statute provides that: Where disbursements have been made by a party under the direction of the court, interest at the legal rate shall be allowed thereon from the time of making such disbursements. California … Read More

Attorney's Fees in a California Partition Action

Attorney’s Fees in a California Partition Action

Attorney’s Fees in a Partition Action in California Of all of the questions we are asked as partition attorneys, questions revolving around attorney’s fees are some of the most common. Co-ownership disputes and an ensuing partition action can be expensive when a co-owner refuses to cooperate with the sale of the property. Even further, recovering … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 874.321.5 CCP - Apportionment of the costs of partition - Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act

Code of Civil Procedure 874.321.5 CCP – Apportionment of the Costs of Partition (Partition of Real Property Act)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.321.5 is the California partition statute that describes how the court will distribute the costs of partition among parties that oppose the partition under the California Partition of Real Property Act. The statute states the following: In an action for partition of property, the court may apportion the costs of partition, including an appraisal … 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

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

Code of Civil Procedure 874.010 CCP - Inclusions, Allowance and Apportionment of Costs of Partition

Code of Civil Procedure 874.010 CCP – Inclusions, Allowance and Apportionment of Costs of Partition (Costs of Partition)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.010 is the California partition statute that allows the court to order certain costs of the partition to be allowed and apportioned between the parties. The statute provides that: The costs of partition include: (a) Reasonable attorney’s fees incurred or paid by a party for the common benefit. (b) The … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 874.040 CCP Apportionment of Costs

Code of Civil Procedure 874.040 CCP – Apportionment of Costs (Costs of Partition)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.040 is the California partition statute that allows the court to apportion costs between the co-owners from the proceeds of sale of the property. The statute provides that: Except as otherwise provided in this article, the court shall apportion the costs of partition among the parties in proportion to their … Read More

Recovery of Offsets for Attorney's Fees Talkov Law

Partition Offsets and Accounting in California

Receiving Your Equity When Forcing the Sale of a Home in California When co-owners of shared property in California cannot agree on what to do with a property, they may petition the court to force the sale of the property through a partition action. Very often, co-ownership issues go hand-in-hand with financial issues related to … Read More

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