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Partition Actions in Lakewood

Lakewood is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. It is bordered by Long Beach to the west, Bellflower to the north, Cerritos to the east, and Cypress to the south. The city is known for its diverse population and vibrant culture. The city is home to many parks, shopping centers, and recreational facilities, making it a great place to live and visit. Lakewood is also home to many restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues, making it a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Lakewood, California is $619,400 as of 2021. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of the California area of Lakewood was 80,048.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Lakewood

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:

  • 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 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.
  • What is the average cost of a partition action? The usual cost for a partition action is about $8,000 to $12,000, depending on the complexity. Some cases settle quickly after the defendant receives the partition complaint, while others can drag on longer if there are more complex issues or delay tactics by the defendant.
  • 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.

Speak to Our Lakewood Partition Attorneys Today

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    Jacquemart v. Jacquemart – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Jacquemart v. Jacquemart, 142 Cal.App.2d 794 (1956), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The case involved a dispute between two siblings over the partition of their father’s estate. The siblings had inherited the estate upon their father’s death, and the court was tasked with determining how to divide the estate between them. The court ultimately determined that the estate should be divided into two equal parts, with each sibling receiving one half. The court also determined that the siblings should be allowed to choose which half of the estate they would receive. This decision was based on the fact that the siblings had different needs and interests, and thus it would be unfair to force them to accept a partition that did not take into account their individual needs and interests.

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

    Our Lakewood 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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