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 possible, 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:
- 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 types of properties can be subject to a partition action in California? All co-owned real or personal property can be partitioned under California law. Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 872.020.
- 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.
- 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.
- What are my partition rights for inherited property? Co-owners of inherited property generally have the absolute right to force the sale of the property through a partition action.
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 in the County of Alameda, 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 (510) 999-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.