Partition Actions in Pico Rivera
Pico Rivera is a city located in southeastern Los Angeles County, California, United States. The city is situated approximately 11 miles (18 km) southeast of downtown Los Angeles, on the eastern edge of the Los Angeles basin. Pico Rivera is known for its strong sense of community and its diverse population. The city is home to a variety of businesses, including manufacturing, retail, and service industries. It is also home to several parks, a golf course, and a variety of recreational activities. Pico Rivera is a great place to live, work, and play.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Pico Rivera, California is $521,400 as of 2021. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of Pico Rivera, California is 63,912.
Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Pico Rivera
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:
- How to force the sale of jointly owned property? A partition action is the only statutory method to ensure the end of the co-ownership dispute.
- How long will it take to get the property partitioned and sold? Most commonly, 3 to 6 months is all that it takes for the defendant to agree to a sale or buyout the plaintiff’s interest in the property for a fair value. Some cases may take 6 to 12 months.
- 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.
- Who pays for a partition action? In California, each party typically pays for their own attorney’s fees (known as the “American Rule”). However, California partition law allows for an exception to this rule, stating that “the court shall apportion the costs of partition among the parties in proportion to their interests or make such other apportionment as may be equitable.” California Code of Civil Procedure 874.040. Indeed, the court may award “reasonable attorney’s fees incurred or paid by a party for the common benefit.” California Code of Civil Procedure 874.010(a).
- What is a partition action and when is it necessary?
Manley v. Boone – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of Manley v. Boone, 159 F. 633 (1908), the issue was whether a partition of real estate was valid. The plaintiff, Manley, had purchased a tract of land from the defendant, Boone, and the deed of conveyance provided for a partition of the land into two separate parcels. Manley argued that the partition was invalid because it was not made in accordance with the local laws of the state. Boone argued that the partition was valid because it was made in accordance with the deed of conveyance. The court ultimately held that the partition was valid, as it was made in accordance with the deed of conveyance.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Pico Rivera 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.