Partition Actions in Wasco
Wasco is a city located in Kern County, California. It is situated in the San Joaquin Valley, approximately 8 miles northwest of Bakersfield. Wasco is known for its agricultural production, particularly of almonds, pistachios, and grapes. The city is also home to a variety of businesses, including a large industrial park. Wasco is a popular destination for outdoor recreation, with nearby Lake Isabella offering camping, fishing, and boating opportunities. The city also has several parks, including Wasco City Park and Wasco Memorial Park. Wasco is served by the Wasco Union Elementary School District and the Wasco Union High School District.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Wasco, California is $232,400. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of Wasco, California was 25,540.
Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Wasco
Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Kern 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 awarding each co-owner a certain percentage of the property’s value. The court will then order the property to be divided according to the co-owners’ wishes. The partition statutes also provide that if the court finds that a physical division of the property is not possible, it may order the property to be sold and the proceeds divided among the co-owners.
Our team of partition attorneys can assist co-owners with frequently asked questions about partitions, such as:
- Can a partition action be filed for both real property and personal property in California? Yes, all co-owned real and personal property can be partitioned under California law. Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 872.020.
- What is a partition action and when is it necessary?
- Can a partition action be stopped or dismissed in California? The truth is that there are very few affirmative defenses in a partition action, and those defenses are rarely applied by courts in California.
- 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.
- What happens to any debts or liens on the property during a partition action? Secured debts are paid from the sale of the property. Secured lenders named in a partition action are generally dismissed with an agreement to pay the mortgage at the time of the sale.
Strangman v. Duke – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of Strangman v. Duke, 140 Cal.App.2d 185 (1956), 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, Strangman, wanted to partition the home so that each sibling could have their own separate residence. The defendant, Duke, argued that the home should not be partitioned, as it would be too costly and would destroy the value of the home. The court ultimately ruled in favor of Strangman, finding that partition was the only way to fairly divide the property between the siblings. The court also noted that partition would not necessarily destroy the value of the home, as it could be done in a way that would preserve the value of the property.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Wasco in the County of Kern, 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 (661) 999-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.