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Partition Actions in West Covina

West Covina is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. It is located about 22 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area. The city is known for its diverse population, excellent schools, and vibrant business community. West Covina is home to many parks, shopping centers, and entertainment venues, making it a great place to live and visit. The city is also home to the Eastland Center, a large shopping mall, and the West Covina Unified School District, which serves over 20,000 students. West Covina is a great place to live, work, and play.

According to Zillow, the median home value in West Covina, California is $541,400 as of 2021. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of West Covina, California is 106,098.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving West Covina

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 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:

  • Do I need to go to court to win a partition action? While the partition action must be filed with the court, partition actions rarely involve a trial in which the co-owners appear at court. This means it is extremely unlikely that you will need to step foot in a courtroom. Most partition work is done by motion practice involving tentative rulings with little interaction between the court and the attorneys, let alone the co-owners.
  • 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 is a partition referee? A partition referee is a neutral third party, often times a lawyer or real estate broker, who completes the sale for the co-owners under court authority. The referee is then paid for their services either on an hourly, flat fee, or commission basis, and is relieved by the court of their duties in the case.
  • Are there methods to resolve a partition situation without a court-ordered sale? The vast majority of partitions are solved without a court-ordered sale. Many times, the defendant will buy out the plaintiff’s interest. Other times, the parties will agree to a voluntary sale on the open market. However, the filing of the partition action is generally what forces the defendant to see the wisdom of settlement. Under California’s Partition of Real Property Act, a defendant can buy out the interest of the plaintiff at an appraised value, meaning that a court-ordered sale is only likely occur where the defendant simply can’t afford to buy the property but still won’t agree to sell.

Speak to Our West Covina Partition Attorneys Today

Call our Los Angeles County Partition Attorneys today to end your co-ownership dispute. You don’t pay until the house is sold!

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    Goodale v. Fifteenth Dist. Court – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Goodale v. Fifteenth Dist. Court, 6 P.C.L.J. 391 (1880), the issue was whether a partition of real estate could be made without the consent of all the parties involved. The plaintiff, Goodale, owned a piece of real estate with two other parties, and he wanted to partition the land without the consent of the other two parties. The court held that a partition of real estate could not be made without the consent of all the parties involved. The court reasoned that a partition of real estate was a contract between the parties, and that all parties must agree to the terms of the contract in order for it to be valid. The court also noted that a partition of real estate was a matter of public policy, and that it was necessary to protect the rights of all parties involved.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of West Covina 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 (626) 777-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.

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