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Evicting a Sibling from an Inherited House

Inheriting a Home with Siblings It is extremely common for family members to pass down real estate to younger generations. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family members may choose to leave their valuable real estate assets to family members they know and love. Commonly, siblings inherit a home together from a deceased parent. But … Read More

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Partition by Appraisal in California

How Does Partition by Appraisal Work in California law? A partition action in California is a court-ordered process to bring an end to co-ownership disputes by dividing real estate equitably among co-owners. California law allows for three manners of partition: partition by sale, partition in kind, and partition by appraisal. While partition by sale is … Read More

Summers v. Superior Court (2018) Ownership Interests Determined Before Partition Judgment Entered

Summers v. Superior Court (2018) Ownership Interests Determined Before Partition Judgment Entered

In the world of partition actions in California, lawyers have misunderstood the California Court of Appeal opinion in Summers v. Superior Court (2018) 24 Cal. App. 5th 138 as meaning that the interests of parties in the proceeds of sale must be determined before the court can enter an interlocutory judgment for partition by sale. In … Read More

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Can I Collect Rental Value from my Co-Owner in a Partition Action?

It has been well established that co-owners do not forfeit co-ownership rights if they have moved out of a jointly owned property. However, issues can still arise quickly in a partition action when a co-owner in possession (the co-owner who resides at or primarily manages a property) feels that the co-owner out of possession (the … Read More

Forcing the Sale of Inherited House in California

Forcing the Sale of an Inherited House in California

Can I Force the Sale of Inherited Property? Understanding exactly what to do after a close family member passes away is one of the most difficult things someone can go through. A whirlwind of confusion and sadness makes decision making near impossible, especially when real property is involved. Real estate is no doubt a major … Read More

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Partition of Personal Property

Personal Property in a Partition Action A partition action in California can certainly force the sale of jointly owned real property, but can it partition personal property, such as cars or artwork? This is a common question we are asked given our experience as California partition lawyers. Indeed, California law does allow for the partition … Read More

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How Spousal Privileges May Impact You in California Courts

Can you refuse to testify against your spouse in California? This is California law we are talking about, so, of course, the answer is “it depends.” Under certain circumstances, a married person may invoke a privilege to avoid being compelled to testify against their spouse and/or to prevent their spouse from providing incriminating information against … Read More

Terminating Sanctions for Document Fabrication in Federal Court

Terminating Sanctions for Document Fabrication in Federal Court

Federal courts have repeatedly found that terminating sanctions are appropriate when a party commits the cardinal sin of litigation since “fabricating evidence has been referred to as the most egregious misconduct which justifies a finding of fraud upon the Court.” Kenno v. Colorado’s Governor’s Off. of Info. Tech., 2021 WL 2682619, at *19 (D. Colo. June … Read More

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Scott Talkov Admitted to Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Million Dollar Advocates Forum Scott Talkov, Founder and Lead Attorney at Talkov Law, has been certified as a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. The organization is solely composed of attorneys who … Read More

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What is a Quitclaim Deed in California?

What is a Quitclaim Deed? A quitclaim deed is an instrument used in real estate transactions that transfers an interest in real property without warranty of title. Miller and Starr, the leading secondary source on California real estate, defines a quitclaim deed as one that: “transfers to the grantee all of the right, title, and … Read More

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