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Partition Actions in Piedmont

Piedmont is a small city located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area in Alameda County, California. It is an affluent suburb of Oakland, and is known for its excellent schools, beautiful parks, and its small-town atmosphere. Piedmont is home to many of the Bay Area’s most affluent and influential residents, and is known for its high quality of life. The city is also home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and other businesses, as well as a number of cultural attractions. Piedmont is a great place to live, work, and play.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Piedmont, California is $2,717,400 as of 2021. As of 2020, the population of the California area of Piedmont is 10,667.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Piedmont

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Alameda 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 awarding each co-owner a certain percentage of the property’s value. The court will then order the property to be divided according to the co-owners’ wishes. The partition statutes also provide that if the court finds that a physical division of the property is not feasible, it may order the property to be sold and the proceeds divided among the co-owners.

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.
  • In a partition action, can I be reimbursed for paying more than my fair share of the down payment? Yes, partition actions allow for offsets whereby one co-owner claims excess payments for mortgage, taxes, insurance, improvements, repairs and other property expenses
  • How long does a partition action take in California?” Most partition actions are complete in 3 to 6 months because most cases settle in either a buyout or agreed sale. However, some cases can drag on for 6 to 12 months.
  • When is a partition action right for my dispute? Generally, parties who can reach their own resolution of a co-ownership dispute are not reading websites about partition law. If you are reading this article, chances are that your co-ownership dispute has reached a level where legal options are being considered. Filing a partition action will bring about a certain result to the co-ownership dispute, rather than letting it linger for years on end. However, if the parties are very close to a settlement, it may be wise to consider a resolution.
  • Can I be forced into selling a jointly owned house? Under California’s Partition of Real Property Act, a co-owner will have a right to buyout the property. However, absent a buy out at the appraised price, a plaintiff will likely be able to force the sale of a jointly owned house.

Speak to Our Piedmont Partition Attorneys Today

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    Shadab v. Goldberg – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Shadab v. Goldberg, 2018 WL 4001767, 2D CIV. B277925 (22-Aug-2018) , the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The plaintiff, Shadab, owned a property with the defendant, Goldberg, as tenants in common. The plaintiff sought to partition the property, while the defendant sought to keep the property undivided. The court found that the plaintiff had a right to partition the property, and ordered the defendant to pay the plaintiff’s costs associated with the partition. The court also ordered the defendant to pay the plaintiff’s attorney’s fees. The court found that the defendant had acted in bad faith by refusing to agree to the partition, and that the plaintiff was entitled to compensation for the costs associated with the partition.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Piedmont, County of Alameda, California

    Our Piedmont 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, call (510) 999-3300 or contact us online today.

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