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Partition Actions in Ventura County

Ventura County is a county located in the southern part of the U.S. state of California. It is located along the Pacific Ocean and is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area. The county seat is the city of Ventura. Ventura County is home to numerous cities, including Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, and Santa Paula. It is also home to the Channel Islands National Park, which includes five of the eight Channel Islands. The county is known for its agricultural production, including strawberries, lemons, and avocados. It is also home to several military bases, including Naval Base Ventura County and Point Mugu.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Ventura County, California is $619,000 as of 2021. As of July 1, 2019, the population of Ventura County, California was 846,837.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Ventura County

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Ventura County are exceptionally experienced in the area of California partition actions. A California partition action is a law that allows co-owners of real property to divide the property among themselves. The partition statutes provide a legal mechanism for co-owners to divide the property without having to go through the court system. The partition statutes allow co-owners to divide the property either by agreement or by court order. If the co-owners cannot agree on how to divide the property, then the court will divide the property in a way that is fair and equitable to all parties. The partition statutes also provide that any partition of the property must be in accordance with the laws of the state of California. The legal effect of the partition statutes is that it provides a legal mechanism for co-owners to divide their property without having to go through the court system.

Our team of partition attorneys can assist co-owners with frequently asked questions about partitions, such as:

  • Will there be a trial in a California partition action? Trials are extremely rare in partition actions because the interlocutory judgment procedure allows for a partition referee to be appointed by meeting just a few elements that rarely involve live testimony from witnesses. Even if a trial occurred, it would almost certainly relate only to the ownership interests or the distribution of proceeds, though most cases are decided on motion heard by the court based on the papers submitted by the parties.
  • What to expect in a California partition action? Partition actions necessarily resolve the conflict between co-owners through an expedited statutory process. A capable partition attorney will assist in expediting the process and producing the most favorable outcome.
  • How much does a partition action cost? The cost of a partition action can vary widely depending on the complexity of the case. A typical partition action usually costs between $5,000 and $12,000, with about $8,000 being the most common cost. However, difficulty locating a defendant, the motion to appoint a partition referee, delay tactics by defendants, and other issues may raise the cost of your partition action. An experienced partition lawyer can mitigate costs and resolve your co-ownership dispute with maximum efficiency.
  • 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.
  • What are the steps involved in a partition action in California? The first step is to file a partition complaint in California, which is followed by a request for the court to enter an interlocutory judgment of partition, thereby appointing a partition referee under the partition statutes.

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    Balkins v. Los Angeles County – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Balkins v. Los Angeles County, 81 Cal.App.2d 42 (1947), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The plaintiff, Balkins, owned a parcel of land in Los Angeles County that was divided into two parts by a road. The defendant, Los Angeles County, had taken possession of one of the parts of the land for the purpose of constructing a road. The plaintiff argued that the defendant had no right to take possession of the land without first obtaining a court order for partition. The court held that the defendant had no right to take possession of the land without first obtaining a court order for partition, and that the plaintiff was entitled to a partition of the land. The court also held that the defendant was liable for damages for the taking of the land without a court order.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving Ventura County, California

    Our Ventura County partition litigation attorneys will work diligently to obtain a favorable outcome on your behalf, whether by negotiation or litigation. Talkov law unlocks access to justice for co-owners by funding your case. For qualified cases, you pay no fees until we successfully partition your property by obtaining a sale on the market or to your co-owner! For a free consultation with California’s first and largest team of partition attorneys at Talkov Law at (805) 880-8800 or contact us online today.

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