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My Co-owner is Not Paying the Property Taxes

My Co-owner is Not Paying the Property Taxes

It’s not uncommon for one co-owner to bear the brunt of property taxes, especially in scenarios where one co-owner resides on the property while others do not. An issue arises when this arrangement leads to a disparity in financial contributions for maintenance and obligations tied to the property. Implications of Financial Distress The failure of … Read More

What Does a Partition Lawyer Do?

Partition Lawyers: What do they do?

A partition attorney plays a pivotal role in navigating the intricacies of ending real property co-ownership relationships, offering legal representation and strategic advice to secure a fair and equitable outcome for their clients. If discussions about managing the jointly owned property are not being taken seriously by your co-owner, retaining a partition attorney equips you … 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

How Much Equity Do I Need to Have in my Home to File a Partition Action

How Much Equity Do I Need to Have in My Home to File a Partition Action?

Any co-owner of real property in California can file a partition action, regardless of the size of their ownership interest. Put simply, if someone owns a mere 1% of a property, they can file a partition complaint. This is because the right to partition in California is absolute.  One court explained that “if the party … 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

I Own 33% of a Property. What Are My Rights?

Many co-owners with a minority interest in a property assume they have minimal rights. Fortunately for minority co-owners of property, they have many rights. Your Rights as a 33% Property Owner When it comes to California partition law, a minority co-owner in California real estate has the right to force the sale through a partition … Read More

What Are My Rights as a 50% Owner of California Real Estate?

Your Rights as a 50% Property Owner Many people in California own property with another person, whether this is by choice (such as purchasing a home with a partner) or not (such as inheriting a home with a sibling). The most common form of co-ownership is 50/50 ownership, which generally arises from a deed granting … 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

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

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