Partition

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

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

Code of Civil Procedure 874.321.5 CCP - Apportionment of the costs of partition - Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act

Code of Civil Procedure 874.321.5 CCP – Apportionment of the Costs of Partition (Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.321.5 is the California partition statute that describes how the court will distribute the costs of partition among parties that oppose the partition under the California Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act. The statute states the following: In an action for partition of heirs property, the court may apportion the costs of partition, … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure CCP 873.210 Division by Referee

Code of Civil Procedure 873.210 CCP – Division by Referee (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.210 is the California partition statute that describes how the partition referee will physically divide and distribute the property in relation to the parties’ interest in the property. The statute states: The referee appointed by the court to make a division of the property shall divide the property and allot … Read More

Can Heirs Property be Sold Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act

Can Heirs Property be Sold?

Can heirs property be sold in California under the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act? Many people mistakenly believe that the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act prevents a property from being sold, but this isn’t the case. The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act in California gives non-partitioning parties (those who did not file … Read More

Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act Definitions CCP 874.312

Code of Civil Procedure 874.312 CCP – Definitions (Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.312 is the California partition statute that defines terms used in the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act. The terms stated here are used throughout the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act. Notably, this statute defines “heirs property” as it is used in the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act … Read More

Code of Civil Procedure 874.319 CCP Considerations for Partition in Kind (Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act)

Code of Civil Procedure 874.319 CCP – Considerations for Partition in Kind (Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act)

California Code of Civil Procedure 874.319 is the California partition statute that establishes whether or not a partition in kind would result in great prejudice to the cotenants of the property under the California Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act. The statute states the following: (a) In determining whether partition in kind would result in great prejudice to … Read More

Unequal Down Payments in Property Co-Ownership Disputes & Partition Actions

Unequal Down Payments and Ownership Interests in Property Co-Ownership Disputes (Partition Actions)

One of the most common issues that arises in California real estate co-ownership disputes and related partition actions is the remedy for a party who pays more than their fractional share of the down payment. For example, perhaps Sally and Joe purchase a home together, with Sally paying $100,000 of the down payment, while Joe … Read More

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