Code of Civil Procedure 874.020 CCP – Other Actions or Proceedings; Reasonable Expenses (Partition Actions)

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California Code of Civil Procedure 872.720 is the California partition statute that allows the court to award expenses, including attorney’s fees, incurred in actions for the common benefit of the property. The statute provides that:

The costs of partition include reasonable expenses, including attorney’s fees, necessarily incurred by a party for the common benefit in prosecuting or defending other actions or other proceedings for the protection, confirmation, or perfection of title, setting the boundaries, or making a survey of the property, with interest thereon at the legal rate from the time of making the expenditures.

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