Partition Actions in Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the state of California and the second most populous county in the United States. It is located in the southern part of the state and is home to over 10 million people. The county seat is the city of Los Angeles, the largest city in California and the second largest city in the United States. Los Angeles County is home to many famous attractions, including Hollywood, Universal Studios, Disneyland, and the Getty Center. It is also home to many major universities, including the University of California, Los Angeles, California State University, Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California. The county is also home to numerous professional sports teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, and Los Angeles Kings.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Los Angeles County is $637,400 as of 2021. As of July 1, 2019, the population of Los Angeles County was 10,105,518.
Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Los Angeles County
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:
- What type of relief can be granted by the court in a partition action? A partition action generally involves the sale or division of the property, along with an accounting of offsets.
- 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 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.
- What is recoverable in a partition action? “In a suit for partition it is a general rule that all equities and conflicting claims existing between the parties and arising out of their relation to the property to be partitioned may be adjusted.” Demetris v. Demetris (1954) 125 Cal. App. 2d 440. This means that co-owners can assert offsets or recover payments of the mortgage, taxes, insurance, repairs and improvements in excess of their fractional interests.
- How much does a partition action cost? The cost of a partition action can vary widely depending on the complexity of the case. A typical partition action usually costs between $5,000 and $12,000, with about $8,000 being the most common cost. However, difficulty locating a defendant, the motion to appoint a partition referee, delay tactics by defendants, and other issues may raise the cost of your partition action. An experienced partition lawyer can mitigate costs and resolve your co-ownership dispute with maximum efficiency.
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Walton v. Willis – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of Walton v. Willis, 1 U.S. 351 (1788), the issue was whether a partition of land could be made between two parties without the consent of the other. The case involved two brothers, Thomas and William Walton, who had inherited a tract of land from their father. Thomas wanted to divide the land between himself and William, but William refused to consent to the partition. The court ultimately held that a partition could not be made without the consent of both parties. This decision established the principle that a partition of land could not be made without the consent of all parties involved.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the Los Angeles County County 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.
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Los Angeles, CA 90024
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