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Partition Actions in Signal Hill

Signal Hill is a small city located in Los Angeles County, California. It is situated on a hilltop overlooking the city of Long Beach and the Pacific Ocean. The city is known for its oil production, which began in 1921 and continues to this day. Signal Hill is also home to a variety of businesses, including restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. The city is known for its vibrant nightlife, with a variety of bars and clubs. The city also has a number of parks and trails, making it a great place to explore and enjoy the outdoors.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Signal Hill, California is $619,000 as of 2021. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of Signal Hill, California was 11,744.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Signal Hill

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Los Angeles 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:

  • 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 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 is recoverable in a partition action? “In a suit for partition it is a general rule that all equities and conflicting claims existing between the parties and arising out of their relation to the property to be partitioned may be adjusted.” Demetris v. Demetris (1954) 125 Cal. App. 2d 440. This means that co-owners can assert offsets or recover payments of the mortgage, taxes, insurance, repairs and improvements in excess of their fractional interests.
  • Can we negotiate a settlement instead of going through a partition action? We find that the best solution is to file the partition action, then negotiate a settlement. Defendants often reach a more reasonable settlement when they are being advised by a partition attorney who will explain that the plaintiff is very likely to obtain the sale of the property.
  • What are the tax implications of a partition action? It is best to seek the advice of a tax attorney or CPA about tax issues. However, the most common tax issues in partitions, like other sales, can involve capital gains taxes and the potential partial or full reassessment of property taxes.

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    Coulter v. McNeil – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Coulter v. McNeil, 2011 WL 3211101, B219538 (28-Jul-2011) , the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The case involved a dispute between two siblings over the ownership of a family home. The siblings had inherited the home from their parents, and the siblings had agreed to partition the home, with one sibling taking the upstairs portion and the other taking the downstairs portion. However, the siblings had failed to execute a formal partition agreement, and the dispute arose when one of the siblings refused to vacate the home. The court ultimately held that the siblings had an implied agreement to partition the home, and that the agreement was enforceable. The court also held that the partition agreement was valid and enforceable, and that the sibling who refused to vacate the home was in breach of the agreement.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Signal Hill, County of Los Angeles, California

    Our Signal Hill 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 at (562) 600-3300 or contact us online today.

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