Partition Actions in Huntington Park
Huntington Park is a city located in the southeastern region of Los Angeles County, California. It is bordered by the cities of South Gate, Bell, and Vernon. The city is known for its diverse population and vibrant culture. The city is home to a variety of businesses, including retail stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Huntington Park is also home to several parks and recreational facilities, including a public library, a community center, and a skate park. The city is served by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles Fire Department.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Huntington Park, Los Angeles County, California is $521,400 as of 2021. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of Huntington Park, California was 58,114.
Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Huntington Park
Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Los Angeles County are exceptionally experienced in the area of California partition actions. California partition actions allows for the partition of real property owned by two or more persons. This statute provides a legal mechanism for the division of real property when the owners cannot agree on how to divide the property. The partition statutes allow for the court to order the sale of the property and the division of the proceeds among the owners. The partition statutes also allows for the court to order the physical division of the property if it is feasible. The partition statutes also provide for the court to order the partition of the property by allotment, which is when the court assigns each owner a specific portion of the property.
Our team of partition attorneys can assist co-owners with frequently asked questions about partitions, such as:
- Who can file a partition action in California? Generally, any co-owner of real property can file a partition action.
- What is California’s Partition of Real Property Act? Effective January 1, 2023, California’s new partition law allows defendants to buy out the interests of the plaintiff at an appraised value.
- 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.
- How do I file a partition action? Partition actions must be filed in the county where some or all of the co-owned real property is located by way of a partition complaint. While filing the complaint is relatively easy, reaching the end of the partition as quickly and efficiently as possible requires the skill of an experienced partition attorney.
- Are there methods to resolve a partition situation without a court-ordered sale? The vast majority of partitions are solved without a court-ordered sale. Many times, the defendant will buy out the plaintiff’s interest. Other times, the parties will agree to a voluntary sale on the open market. However, the filing of the partition action is generally what forces the defendant to see the wisdom of settlement. Under California’s Partition of Real Property Act, a defendant can buy out the interest of the plaintiff at an appraised value, meaning that a court-ordered sale is only likely occur where the defendant simply can’t afford to buy the property but still won’t agree to sell.
Middlecoff v. Cronise – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of Middlecoff v. Cronise, 155 Cal. 185 (1909), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The case involved two parties, Middlecoff and Cronise, who had inherited a piece of real estate from their father. The two parties had agreed to divide the property into two equal parts, but Cronise had failed to do so. Middlecoff then filed a lawsuit against Cronise, seeking a court order to compel him to partition the property. The court ultimately ruled in favor of Middlecoff, ordering Cronise to partition the property as agreed. The case serves as an example of the importance of properly partitioning inherited property in order to avoid potential legal disputes.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Huntington Park in the County of Los Angeles, California.
Our partition litigation attorneys will work diligently to obtain a favorable outcome on your behalf, whether by negotiation or litigation. Call the experienced real estate partition attorneys at Talkov Law at (562) 600-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.