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Partition Actions in San Francisco

San Francisco is a vibrant and diverse city located in Northern California. It is known for its iconic landmarks, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and the cable cars. It is also home to a thriving tech industry, with many tech companies based in the city. San Francisco is a popular tourist destination, with its many attractions, restaurants, and cultural events. The city is also known for its progressive values, with a strong focus on social justice and environmental sustainability.

According to Zillow, the median home value in San Francisco, California is $1,323,400 as of 2021. As of 2019, the population of the San Francisco metropolitan area was estimated to be 4,729,484.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving San Francisco

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving San Francisco 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 sale. The court will then order the division of the property in a way that is fair and equitable to all parties. The partition statutes also provide that any proceeds from the sale of the property must be divided among the co-owners in proportion to their respective interests in the property.

Our team of partition attorneys can assist co-owners with frequently asked questions about partitions, such as:

  • Do I need to go to court to win a partition action? While the partition action must be filed with the court, partition actions rarely involve a trial in which the co-owners appear at court. This means it is extremely unlikely that you will need to step foot in a courtroom. Most partition work is done by motion practice involving tentative rulings with little interaction between the court and the attorneys, let alone the co-owners.
  • How will the court in a California partition action determine how much each co-owner will receive from the sales proceeds? Generally, each co-owner will receive their fractional interest in the proceeds of sale based on their ownership interests. However, this amount can be enhanced or diminished by partition offsets whereby one co-owner paid more than their fractional interest for property expenses.
  • What are the different types of partition in California? Almost all partition actions are partition by sale, though partition in-kind allows the property to be divided, while a partition by appraisal allows the purchase by one-co-owner at an appraised value.
  • Are there ways to make my partition action less expensive? There are numerous ways to obtain a less expensive partition action in California. For example, having your documents organized can ensure you don’t have to pay your attorney to go through a disorganized mess to get the information they need.
  • 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.

Speak to Our San Francisco Partition Attorneys Today

Call our San Francisco County Partition Attorneys today to end your co-ownership dispute. You don’t pay until the house is sold!

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    Baldwin v. Foster – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Baldwin v. Foster, 157 Cal. 643 (1910), the issue was whether a partition of a parcel of land was valid. The plaintiff, Baldwin, owned a parcel of land with his brother, Foster. The two brothers agreed to divide the land into two parts, with Baldwin taking the northern portion and Foster taking the southern portion. However, Foster then sold his portion of the land to a third party without Baldwin’s consent. Baldwin then sued Foster, arguing that the partition was invalid and that Foster had no right to sell his portion of the land without Baldwin’s consent. The court ultimately ruled in favor of Baldwin, finding that the partition was invalid and that Foster had no right to sell his portion of the land without Baldwin’s consent.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of San Francisco in the County of San Francisco, 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 (415) 966-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.


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