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Partition Actions in Woodside

Woodside is a small town located in San Mateo County, California. It is situated in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 25 miles south of San Francisco. The town is known for its rural atmosphere and its large estates, many of which are owned by some of Silicon Valley’s wealthiest residents. Woodside is home to a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The town also has a number of restaurants, shops, and galleries. Woodside is a popular destination for visitors looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding nature.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Woodside, California is $2,890,000. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of Woodside, California was 5,287.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Woodside

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving San Mateo 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 heirs force the sale of property? Heirs can force the sale of real property in California once that property is distributed to them. However, sometimes, the property is still held in a trust where the trustee will sell the property. When there is no trust, the probate court may decide that the probate administrator will sell the property before it is distributed in fractional interests to the heirs.
  • 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.
  • Can you lose interest in a jointly owned home by moving out? Generally, co-owners maintain their ownership interests regardless of whether they live at the property. However, in rare cases, leaving the property for many years without paying taxes or other expenses may allow the co-owners in possession to argue that they have adversely possessed the property. Generally, these co-ownership disputes do not get easier with time, so it is important to act promptly.
  • 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.
  • How long will it take for the plaintiff to receive his or her share of the sales proceeds? Usually, the property is marketed for sale or purchased by the defendant in 3 to 6 months. If a referee is appointed, that may take 6 to 9 months. With proper drafting of an interlocutory judgment of partition by sale, the referee can be required to disburse the proceeds promptly at the close of escrow or shortly thereafter.

Speak to Our Woodside Partition Attorneys Today

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

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    Groves v. Groves – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Groves v. Groves, 2012 WL 5504782, C065174 (14-Nov-2012) , the partition issues revolved around the division of a family-owned property. The property in question was owned by the Groves family, and the dispute was between two siblings, Robert and Mary Groves. Robert wanted to partition the property, while Mary wanted to keep it intact. The court ultimately ruled in favor of Robert, ordering the property to be partitioned. The court also ordered that Mary be compensated for her share of the property, and that Robert be responsible for paying the costs associated with the partition.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Woodside, County of San Mateo, California

    Our Woodside 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 (650) 999-3300 or contact us online today.

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