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Partition Actions in Calabasas

Calabasas is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. It is located in the hills of the Santa Monica Mountains and is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area. The city is known for its affluent population and exclusive gated communities. It is home to many celebrities and is known for its high-end shopping and dining. Calabasas is also home to the Calabasas Park and the Calabasas Country Club. The city is also home to the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center, the Calabasas Library, and the Calabasas Lake.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Calabasas, Los Angeles County, California is $1,541,400 as of 2021. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of the California area of Calabasas was 23,058.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Calabasas

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:

  • When is a partition action right for my dispute? Generally, parties who can reach their own resolution of a co-ownership dispute are not reading websites about partition law. If you are reading this article, chances are that your co-ownership dispute has reached a level where legal options are being considered. Filing a partition action will bring about a certain result to the co-ownership dispute, rather than letting it linger for years on end. However, if the parties are very close to a settlement, it may be wise to consider a resolution.
  • 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.
  • Can I recover my attorney’s fees in a partition action? Yes, you can recover your legal fees in a partition action through a motion for attorney’s fees. However, most partitions settle, and most settlements involve a walk-away of attorney’s fees, meaning it important to hire a partition attorney who will handle the matter efficiently since each party is likely to pay their own fees.
  • Can I still file a partition if my co-owner has filed for bankruptcy? Yes, the partition action can generally be filed in the bankruptcy court or the bankruptcy court can apply state partition law to allow offsets when the co-owned property is sold by the bankruptcy trustee.
  • What are the costs associated with a partition action? The costs of a partition action generally involve the attorney’s fees, and court costs, but can involve referee fees and broker’s fees if the property is sold.

Speak to Our Calabasas Partition Attorneys Today

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    Waterman v. Lawrence – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Waterman v. Lawrence, 19 Cal. 210 (1861), the issue was whether a partition of land could be made between two parties who had conflicting claims to the same property. The plaintiff, Waterman, had purchased the land from the original owner, while the defendant, Lawrence, had obtained a deed from the same owner, but after Waterman had already purchased the land. The court held that the partition could not be made, as it would be inequitable to allow Lawrence to receive any portion of the land, since he had no legal claim to it. The court also noted that the partition would be contrary to public policy, as it would encourage people to purchase land without first ensuring that they had clear title to it.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Calabasas, County of Los Angeles, California

    Our Calabasas 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 (818) 900-7700 or contact us online today.

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