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Property Sold in a Partition Action in California

How is a Property Sold in a Partition Action in California?

How is the sale of a California property conducted in a partition action? Throughout the process of a partition action in California, the end goal is almost always to force the sale of jointly owned property. With the court ordering the sale, it can be confusing how it goes about doing this. How exactly is … 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

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.318

Code of Civil Procedure 874.318 CCP – Partition Alternatives (Partition of Real Property Act)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.318 is the California partition statute that explains partition alternatives under the California Partition of Real Property Act. The statute provides that: (a) If all the interests of all cotenants that requested partition by sale are not purchased by other cotenants pursuant to Section 874.317, or if after conclusion of the … 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

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 Realtors Can Force the Sale of Co-Owned Property

How Realtors Can Force the Sale of Co-owned Property in California

Can Realtors assist their clients in selling a co-owned property? As a Realtor, you may have come across situations in which a disagreeable co-owner disrupts an otherwise easy sale. Your client may have his or her heart set on selling the home but is unable to do so without the signature of the uncooperative co-owner. … Read More

Partition of Real Property Act – California – The Ultimate Guide

What is the Partition of Real Property Act (Formerly Known as the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (UPHPA)) in California? The Partition of Real Property Act is a new bill that went into effect on January 1, 2023 which replaces the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act. The Act allows for added opportunities for … Read More

Can Heirs Property be Sold Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act

Can Heirs Property be Sold?

Can heirs property be sold in California under the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act? Many people mistakenly believe that the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act prevents a property from being sold, but this isn’t the case. The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act in California gives non-partitioning parties (those who did not file … Read More

Partition by Sale in California Attorney Partition Lawyer

Partition by Sale in California

What is a Partition by Sale? A partition action is the only court-ordered process in California 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 three … Read More

Forcing the Sale of Inherited House in California

Forcing the Sale of an Inherited House in California

Can I Force the Sale of Inherited Property? Understanding exactly what to do after a close family member passes away is one of the most difficult things someone can go through. Before asking whether both owners have to sign to sell a house, a whirlwind of confusion and sadness makes decision making near impossible, especially … Read More

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