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Partition Actions in Cerritos

Cerritos is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. It is a suburban city known for its excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, and diverse population. The city is home to many parks, shopping centers, and cultural attractions. Cerritos is also home to the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, which hosts a variety of concerts, plays, and other events. Cerritos is a great place to live, work, and play.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Cerritos, California is $717,400 as of 2021. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of Cerritos, California was 49,041.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Cerritos

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 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 is a partition referee? A partition referee is a neutral third party, often times a lawyer or real estate broker, who completes the sale for the co-owners under court authority. The referee is then paid for their services either on an hourly, flat fee, or commission basis, and is relieved by the court of their duties in the case.
  • Can a partition action be stopped or dismissed in California? The truth is that there are very few affirmative defenses in a partition action, and those defenses are rarely applied by courts in California.
  • How long will it take for the plaintiff to receive his or her share of the sales proceeds? Usually, the property is marketed for sale or purchased by the defendant in 3 to 6 months. If a referee is appointed, that may take 6 to 9 months. With proper drafting of an interlocutory judgment of partition by sale, the referee can be required to disburse the proceeds promptly at the close of escrow or shortly thereafter.
  • How does a partition action work in California?
  • 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.

Speak to Our Cerritos Partition Attorneys Today

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    Noce v. Daveggio – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Noce v. Daveggio, 2 Cal.Unrep. 354 (1884), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The case involved a dispute between two co-owners of a piece of real estate. The two parties had agreed to divide the property into two equal parts, but the defendant refused to carry out the agreement. The plaintiff argued that the defendant was obligated to divide the property in accordance with the agreement, while the defendant argued that the agreement was invalid and that the property should remain undivided. The court ultimately ruled in favor of the plaintiff, finding that the agreement was valid and that the defendant was obligated to divide the property in accordance with the agreement. The court also held that the defendant was liable for any damages caused by his refusal to comply with the agreement.

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

    Our Cerritos 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 (562) 600-3300 or contact us online today.

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