Filing a Partition Lawsuit

Should I Tell My Co-owner That I Am Suing Them for Partition?

Generally, no, it is not best to informally notify your co-owner that you have hired an attorney to file a lawsuit for partition of the co-owned real property. The general reason that co-owners ask if they should inform their co-owners that they are filing for partition is some perceived moral obligation to provide informal notice … Read More

Am I Entitled to a Partition Action Attorney Lawyer

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

Venue in a Partition Action

Which Courthouse Should a Partition Action be Filed? Determining venue is one of the most basic requirements in a lawsuit. Venue establishes the county court in which the dispute will be heard. In a partition action, proper venue is generally the county in which at least one parcel of co-owned real property is located. Specifically, … Read More

Partition Cover Letter California

Letter Warning of Partition Action [Free Template Form Example]

Can a Letter Solve My Co-Ownership Dispute? With over 100 partition actions currently pending throughout California, Talkov Law’s dedicated partition attorneys have worked with hundreds of co-owners. While some are amenable to a sale or buyout, others are downright unreasonable, though most fall somewhere in between these two extremes. A partition action is usually a … Read More

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.640 Unknown Parties, Interests

Code of Civil Procedure 872.640 CCP – Unknown Parties; Interests (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.640 is the California partition statute that describes what courts will do in the event that multiple parties are unknown. The statute provides that: Where two or more parties are unknown, the court may consider their interests together in the action and not as between each other. California Code of … Read More

Is there a statute of limitations on a partition action

Is There a Statute of Limitations on a Partition Action?

Some co-owners in California wonder if there are any limitations on the time to file a partition action. For example, suppose a co-owner moved out of a property 20 years ago and never paid the taxes. Does that mean that they are no longer a co-owner? As explained below, co-owners do not lose their status … 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

How to File a Partition Lawsuit Lawyer Attorney Action California

How to File a Partition Lawsuit

Filing a Partition Action Suit in California A partition action in California is the only court-ordered process to bring an end to co-ownership disputes by dividing real estate equitably among co-owners. California law allows for three manners of partition: partition in kind, partition by appraisal, and partition by sale. California partition statutes allow for all … Read More

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