Partition Actions in Torrance
Torrance is a city located in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County, California. It is the eighth-largest city in Los Angeles County and the 33rd-largest city in California. Torrance is known for its low crime rate, excellent schools, and beautiful beaches. The city is home to a variety of businesses, including aerospace, automotive, and medical technology companies. Torrance is also home to a number of parks, golf courses, and recreational facilities. The city is also known for its vibrant arts and culture scene, with a number of galleries, museums, and performing arts venues.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Torrance, California is $717,400 as of 2021. As of 2020, the population of the California area of Torrance is 147,478.
Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Torrance
Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Los Angeles County are exceptionally experienced in the area of California partition actions. California partition actions provide a legal mechanism for co-owners of real property to divide the property among themselves. The partition statutes allow a co-owner to file a lawsuit in court to have the property divided, either physically or by sale. The court will then order the division of the property in a way that is fair and equitable to all parties. The partition statutes also provide that any proceeds from the sale of the property must be divided among the co-owners in proportion to their respective interests in the property.
Our team of partition attorneys can assist co-owners with frequently asked questions about partitions, such as:
- Can I recover my attorney’s fees in a partition action? Yes, you can recover your legal fees in a partition action through a motion for attorney’s fees. However, most partitions settle, and most settlements involve a walk-away of attorney’s fees, meaning it important to hire a partition attorney who will handle the matter efficiently since each party is likely to pay their own fees.
- Are there ways to make my partition action less expensive? There are numerous ways to obtain a less expensive partition action in California. For example, having your documents organized can ensure you don’t have to pay your attorney to go through a disorganized mess to get the information they need.
- How will the property be divided if a partition action is successful? In most partition actions, the property will be sold, rather than being divided. If the property is eligible for partition in-kind, the court can appoint a referee to prepare a report on dividing the property in a manner that does not damage the value of the fractional interests.
- What types of properties can be subject to a partition action in California? All co-owned real or personal property can be partitioned under California law. Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 872.020.
- Can we negotiate a settlement instead of going through a partition action? We find that the best solution is to file the partition action, then negotiate a settlement. Defendants often reach a more reasonable settlement when they are being advised by a partition attorney who will explain that the plaintiff is very likely to obtain the sale of the property.
Donlon v. Donlon – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of Donlon v. Donlon, 155 Cal.App.2d 362 (1957), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The case involved a dispute between two siblings over the partition of a family home. The siblings had inherited the home from their parents, and the plaintiff, the brother, wanted to partition the home so that each sibling could have their own separate residence. The defendant, the sister, argued that the home should remain undivided, as it had been for many years. The court ultimately ruled in favor of the plaintiff, finding that the partition of the home was necessary to ensure that each sibling had their own separate residence. The court also noted that the partition would not cause any significant harm to either sibling, and that it was in the best interests of both parties to divide the home.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Torrance in the County of Los Angeles, California.
Our partition litigation attorneys will work diligently to obtain a favorable outcome on your behalf, whether by negotiation or litigation. Call the experienced real estate partition attorneys at Talkov Law at (310) 496-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.
10880 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1101
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 496-3300