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My Co-owner is Not Paying the Mortgage

If your co-owner is not paying the mortgage, this may be an early sign of a co-ownership dispute. In many scenarios where a co-owner is unwilling to contribute to a co-owned property, there will be disagreements on the disposition of property and how to manage the liabilities that accompany real property ownership. Or, perhaps the … Read More

Can a Partition Injunction Prevent a Foreclosure

Can a Partition Prevent a Foreclosure?

The threat of foreclosure poses a significant challenge for homeowners facing financial hardship and particular difficulty when a co-owner may be engaged in an active partition action. Amidst this uncertainty, injunctions emerge as a potential safeguard, offering homeowners a legal avenue to protect their property rights. A request for an injunction amidst a partition action … Read More

The Impact of an Unrecorded Deed in California Partition Actions

The Impact of an Unrecorded Deed in California Partition Actions

An unrecorded deed in real estate law introduces uncertainty and potential complications. Recording deeds, such as grant deeds and quitclaim deeds, is a crucial step in establishing and protecting property rights. A properly recorded deed serves as constructive notice of ownership. However, an unrecorded deed, one not officially documented in the public records, can have … Read More

Can One Co-Owner Take Out a Loan on a Jointly Owned Property?

Co-ownership disagreements can easily boil over when multiple parties own real property, especially when one party has taken out loans without the consent of their co-owner(s). The remaining co-owners want to be sure that their equity in the property is still available to them even if their co-owner has encumbrances on the property, including mortgages, … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure § 873.260 (CCP) – Lien on Undivided Interest; Charge on Allotted Share (Partition In Kind)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.260 is the California partition statute that addresses the impact of a lien against a co-owner’s interest in a property upon division or sale in a partition action in California. The statute provides that: Where a lien is on an undivided interest of a party, the lien shall, upon division … Read More

Co-Owners' Right to Encumber Property in a Partition Action

Co-Owners’ Right to Encumber Property in California

Right to Encumber a Jointly Owned Property in California In a partition action, co-owners have already demonstrated that they disagree on what to do with a property. Tensions may rise when one co-owner voluntarily places an encumbrance on the property, such as a mortgage, or an involuntary encumbrance, such as a child support lien or … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 872.630. Liens; Status and Priority(Partition Actions)

Code of Civil Procedure 872.630. Liens; Status and Priority (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.630 is the California partition statute that describes how the court addresses liens, including their status and priority, in a partition lawsuit. The statute provides that: (a) To the extent necessary to grant the relief sought or other appropriate relief, the court shall determine the status and priority of all … Read More

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