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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 Do I Waive the Right to Partition

Did I Accidentally Waive My Right to Partition?

While it is possible for a co-owner to waive the right to partition a property, it is a rarely seen and cannot happen accidentally. It is important to remember that the law as to a “waiver” of the right to partition limits the co-owner’s free alienability in their contractual rights. Because of this, California courts … Read More

Right of First Refusal in a California Partition Action

Right of First Refusal in a California Partition Action

What is a Right of First Refusal in a Partition Action? In a California partition action, a right of first refusal is a right given to co-owners that allows them to purchase their other co-owners’ interests before the property is sold to a third party. This gives all co-owners a chance the resolve the co-ownership … Read More

CCP 872.710 Right of Plaintiff to Partition; Concurrent Interests; Successive Estates Talkov Law

Code of Civil Procedure 872.710 CCP – Right of Plaintiff to Partition; Concurrent Interests; Successive Estates (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.710 is the California partition statute that governs the right to partition in California. The statute provides that: (a) At the trial, the court shall determine whether the plaintiff has the right to partition. (b) Except as provided in Section 872.730, partition as to concurrent interests in the property shall … Read More

CCP 872.210 Persons Authorized Partition Lawyer Attorney

Code of Civil Procedure 872.210 CCP – Persons authorized (Commencement of Partition)

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.210 is the California partition statute that specifies who is authorized to commence a partition action, concluding that all co-owners of real property can file a partition unless the property is marital community property. The statute provides that: (a) A partition action may be commenced and maintained by any of the … Read More

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