Partition Actions in Lawndale
Lawndale is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. It is located in the South Bay region of the Greater Los Angeles Area, and is bordered by the cities of Hawthorne, Torrance, and Redondo Beach. Lawndale is a relatively small city and is known for its quiet residential neighborhoods, and is home to many families and young professionals. Lawndale is also home to a number of parks and recreational facilities, including the Lawndale Community Center, which offers a variety of activities for residents. The city is also home to a number of businesses, including a number of automotive repair shops, restaurants, and retail stores.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Lawndale, California is $541,400 as of 2021. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of Lawndale, California is 32,769.
Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Lawndale
Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Los Angeles County are exceptionally experienced in the area of California partition actions. A California partition action is a law that allows co-owners of real property to divide the property among themselves. The partition statutes provide a legal mechanism for co-owners to divide the property without having to go through the court system. The partition statutes allow co-owners to divide the property either by agreement or by court order. If the co-owners cannot agree on how to divide the property, then the court will divide the property in a way that is fair and equitable to all parties. The partition statutes also provide that any partition of the property must be in accordance with the laws of the state of California. The legal effect of the partition statutes is that it provides a legal mechanism for co-owners to divide their property without having to go through the court system.
Our team of partition attorneys can assist co-owners with frequently asked questions about partitions, such as:
- Can a Trust File a Partition? Yes, a trust can file a partition action as the co-owner of real property in California.
- 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.
- Can I still file a partition if my co-owner has filed for bankruptcy? Yes, the partition action can generally be filed in the bankruptcy court or the bankruptcy court can apply state partition law to allow offsets when the co-owned property is sold by the bankruptcy trustee.
- What to expect in a California partition action? Partition actions necessarily resolve the conflict between co-owners through an expedited statutory process. A capable partition attorney will assist in expediting the process and producing the most favorable outcome.
- Can we negotiate a settlement instead of going through a partition action? We find that the best solution is to file the partition action, then negotiate a settlement. Defendants often reach a more reasonable settlement when they are being advised by a partition attorney who will explain that the plaintiff is very likely to obtain the sale of the property.
Scott v. Staggs – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of Scott v. Staggs, 129 Cal.App.2d 54 (1954), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The case involved a dispute between two siblings over the partition of a family home. The siblings had inherited the home from their parents, and the plaintiff, Scott, wanted to partition the home so that each sibling could have their own separate residence. The defendant, Staggs, argued that the home should remain undivided, as it had been for many years. The court ultimately ruled in favor of Scott, finding that partition was the appropriate remedy in the case. The court noted that partition was the only way to ensure that each sibling had an equal share of the property and that the home could not remain undivided.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Lawndale 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 (310) 496-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.