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How Realtors Can Force the Sale of Co-Owned Property

How Realtors Can Force the Sale of Co-owned Property in California

Can Realtors assist their clients in selling a co-owned property? As a Realtor, you may have come across situations in which a disagreeable co-owner disrupts an otherwise easy sale. Your client may have his or her heart set on selling the home but is unable to do so without the signature of the uncooperative co-owner. … Read More

Is there a statute of limitations on a partition action

Is There a Statute of Limitations on a Partition Action?

Some co-owners in California wonder if there are any limitations on the time to file a partition action. For example, suppose a co-owner moved out of a property 20 years ago and never paid the taxes. Does that mean that they are no longer a co-owner? As explained below, co-owners do not lose their status … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 874.320 Court Ordered Open-Market Sale; Sealed Bids; Auction

Code of Civil Procedure 874.320 CCP – Court ordered open-market sale; sealed bids; auction (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.320 the California partition statute that explains the details of how a court will sell a property under the California Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act. The statute states the following: (a) If the court orders a sale of heirs property, the sale shall be an open-market sale unless the court finds … Read More

Who Pays for a Partition Action in California

Who Pays for a Partition Action?

Who is responsible for paying for a partition action in California? As experienced partition attorneys, one of the most common questions we receive is who will pay for legal services related to the partition action. This can include attorney’s fees, filing and court fees, fees associated with fixing up the property in preparation for sale, … Read More

California - Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act

Partition of Real Property Act – California – The Ultimate Guide (Formerly known as the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act)

What is the Partition of Real Property Act (Formerly Known as the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (UPHPA)) in California? The Partition of Real Property Act is a new bill that will go into effect on January 1, 2023 which replaces the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act. The Act allows for added opportunities … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 873.770 CCP – Taking Setoff from Party Purchaser (Partition Actions)

Code of Civil Procedure 873.770 CCP – Taking Setoff from Party Purchaser (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.770 is the California partition statute that explains how the partition referee will distribute proceeds of sale when the purchaser is also a party entitled to some of the proceeds of sale, i.e., when credit bidding may be available. The statute provides that: Where the purchaser is a party or … Read More

Milian v. De Leon true joint tenancy in partition actions

Milian v. De Leon – True Joint Tenancy in a Partition Action

Milian v. De Leon (1986) 181 Cal.App. 3d 1185, 1195 Milian v. De Leon is one of the most fascinating cases in California partition actions in that it found that, “once the court in a partition action has determined that a true joint tenancy exists, it may not order reimbursement or contribution on account of differences in … Read More

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Talkov Law Announces New Headquarters in Newport Beach

Talkov Law Corp. is excited to announce that the company headquarters will now be in Newport Beach, California. Our new Orange County office is located at 4000 MacArthur Blvd Ste 655, Newport Beach, CA, 92660. Originally founded in 2020 by Attorney Scott Talkov, Talkov Law has represented hundreds of clients throughout California with their partition … Read More

What is a partition action in California

What is a Partition Action in California?

Real Estate Partition Definition in California A partition action is a court-ordered equitable division of property. When one or more co-owners disagrees on what to do with a co-owned property, a partition action can be started to force the sale of the subject property. This definition of a real estate partition shows how a partition … Read More

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