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Partition Actions in Carlsbad

Carlsbad is a coastal city located in San Diego County, California. It is known for its beautiful beaches, stunning coastal views, and its quaint downtown area. Carlsbad is home to Legoland California, the Flower Fields, and the Carlsbad Village, which is a popular shopping and dining destination. The city is also home to a variety of outdoor activities, including golfing, hiking, and biking. Carlsbad is a great place to visit for a relaxing beach vacation or a fun-filled family getaway.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Carlsbad, California is $788,400 as of 2021. As of 2020, the population of the Carlsbad area of California is estimated to be 112,299.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Carlsbad

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving San Diego 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:

  • What type of relief can be granted by the court in a partition action? A partition action generally involves the sale or division of the property, along with an accounting of offsets.
  • Who pays for a partition action? In California, each party typically pays for their own attorney’s fees (known as the “American Rule”). However, California partition law allows for an exception to this rule, stating that “the court shall apportion the costs of partition among the parties in proportion to their interests or make such other apportionment as may be equitable.” California Code of Civil Procedure 874.040. Indeed, the court may award “reasonable attorney’s fees incurred or paid by a party for the common benefit.” California Code of Civil Procedure 874.010(a).
  • 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 types of properties can be subject to a partition action in California? All co-owned real or personal property can be partitioned under California law. Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 872.020.
  • 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.

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    Formosa Corp. v. Rogers – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Formosa Corp. v. Rogers, 108 Cal.App.2d 397 (1951), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The case involved a dispute between two shareholders of a corporation, Formosa Corporation, over the ownership of certain real property. The plaintiff, Formosa Corporation, sought to partition the property, while the defendant, Rogers, argued that the property was owned by the corporation and not subject to partition. The court ultimately held that the property was owned by the corporation and not subject to partition. The court reasoned that the property was held in trust for the benefit of the corporation and its shareholders, and that the shareholders had no right to partition the property. The court also noted that the corporation had the right to manage and control the property, and that the shareholders had no right to interfere with the corporation’s management of the property.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Carlsbad, County of San Diego, California

    Our Carlsbad 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 (760) 999-3300 or contact us online today.

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