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New Law Allows ADUs to be Sold in Partition Actions (Co-Ownership Disputes) (AB 1033)

Partition actions in California involve the division of property to provide co-owners with their equity in the property. Most properties are single family residences with no surplus land. Historically, that means that an equitable division will almost always result in a sale unless one co-owner buys out the other. However, AB 1033 suggests that some … Read More

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Affirmative Defenses to a Partition Action in California

How do you beat a partition action? Experienced partition attorneys in California are often asked whether there are affirmative defenses to a partition under California law. Of course, every defendant wants to win a partition action. While some people may refer to these as affirmative defenses, it might be best to look them as ways … Read More

SB 9 Lot Splits in a Partition Action

Prior to California’s enactment of SB 9, also known as the California HOME Act, a single-family home in a partition action would almost certainly be sold since division of the property would not be allowed under zoning laws requiring certain lot sizes. However, SB 9, which became effective in 2022, mandates that cities approve certain … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure § 873.020 (CCP) – Appointment; One or More (Partition Referees)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.020 is the California partition statute that addresses the court’s power to appoint multiple partition referees. The statute provides that: The court in its discretion may appoint a referee for sale and a referee for division, or may appoint a single referee for both. California Code of Civil Procedure § … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure § 873.270 (CCP) – Combined Interests of Unknown Parties; Property Remains Undivided (Partition In Kind)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.270 is the California partition statute that addresses the interests of unknown parties in a partition in kind form of a partition action in California. The statute provides that: Where the court has determined the combined interests of two or more unknown parties, the entire portion of the property allocated … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure § 873.230 (CCP) – Allotment of Property Previously Conveyed to Purchaser (Partition In Kind)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.230 is the California partition statute that explains the effect of a co-owner transferring a portion of the property prior to the filing of a partition action in California. The statute provides that: Where prior to the commencement of the action a party has executed a deed purporting to convey … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure § 873.250 (CCP) – Owelty (Partition In Kind)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.250 is the California partition statute that addresses owelty payments in a partition action involving partition in-kind in California. The statute provides that: (a) Where division cannot be made equally among the parties according to their interests without prejudice to the rights of some, compensation may be required to be … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 873.290 Confirmation Modification or Setting Aside Report, Hearing, Entry of Judgment in Partition Actions

Code of Civil Procedure 873.290 CCP – Confirmation, Modification or Setting Aside Report; Hearing; Entry of Judgment (Partition In Kind)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.290 is the California partition statute that allows a party to confirm, modify, or set aside the referee’s report in a partition in kind: (a) Any party, upon notice to the other parties who have appeared, may move the court to confirm, modify, or set aside the report. (b) At the hearing, the court … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 873.240 CCP – Division by Lots or Parcels (Partition Actions)

Code of Civil Procedure 873.240 CCP – Division by Lots or Parcels (Partition In Kind)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.240 is the California partition statute that describes how property will be physically divided in a partition lawsuit. The statute provides that: Where real property consists of more than one distinct lot or parcel, the property shall be divided by such lots or parcels without other internal division to the … 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

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