Partition Actions in Sierra Madre
Sierra Madre is a small city located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County, California. It is known for its quaint downtown area, which is lined with small shops and restaurants. The city is also home to the historic Sierra Madre Villa Hotel, which was built in 1887. The city is known for its beautiful mountain views, hiking trails, and outdoor activities. It is also home to the annual Wistaria Festival, which celebrates the world’s largest blooming wisteria vine. Sierra Madre is a great place to live, work, and play.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County, California is $1,072,400 as of 2021. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of Sierra Madre, California was 10,917.
Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Sierra Madre
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:
- Can a minority owner force the sale of a property? There is no requirement for a majority vote for partition. Rather, an co-owner of any interest in property can force the sale.
- Can you lose interest in a jointly owned home by moving out? Generally, co-owners maintain their ownership interests regardless of whether they live at the property. However, in rare cases, leaving the property for many years without paying taxes or other expenses may allow the co-owners in possession to argue that they have adversely possessed the property. Generally, these co-ownership disputes do not get easier with time, so it is important to act promptly.
- Can a partition action be filed for both real property and personal property in California? Yes, all co-owned real and personal property can be partitioned under California law. Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 872.020.
- 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.
- Who can file a partition action in California? Generally, any co-owner of real property can file a partition action.
Akmakjian v. Haider – Partition Action Case Study
In the legal case of Akmakjian v. Haider, 2008 WL 484335, E041762 (25-Feb-2008) , the main issue was whether a partition of real property was proper. The plaintiff, Akmakjian, owned a parcel of real property with the defendant, Haider. Akmakjian sought to partition the property, while Haider opposed the partition. The court found that the partition was proper, as the parties had agreed to it in a written contract. The court also found that the partition was in the best interests of both parties, as it would allow them to each own a portion of the property. The court also found that the partition was equitable, as it would allow both parties to receive a fair share of the property.
Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Sierra Madre 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 (626) 777-3300 or contact us online for a free consultation about your co-ownership issues.