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Unequal Down Payments in Property Co-Ownership Disputes & Partition Actions

Unequal Down Payments and Ownership Interests in Property Co-Ownership Disputes (Partition Actions)

One of the most common issues that arises in California real estate co-ownership disputes and related partition actions is the remedy for a party who pays more than their fractional share of the down payment. For example, perhaps Sally and Joe purchase a home together, with Sally paying $100,000 of the down payment, while Joe … Read More

Rights Determinable in a Partition Action

Rights Determinable in a Partition Action

Courts allow for issues relating to co-ownership to be heard in the partition action California Code of Civil Procedure 872.610 states that “The interests of the parties, plaintiff as well as defendant, may be put in issue, tried, and determined in the action.” “This is true at least so far as the issues relate to … Read More

CCP 873.850 Continuance of action between parties if proceeds not allocated; determination Talkov Law

Code of Civil Procedure 873.850 – Continuance of Action Between Parties if Proceeds Not Allocated; Determination (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.850 is the California partition statute that allows the court to allocate the proceeds of sale through an accounting of offsets, inclusions, and other claims between the parties. The statute provides that: When the proceeds of the sale belonging to persons who are parties to the action, whether known or … Read More

CCP 872.620 State of Title; Ascertainment Talkov Law

Code of Civil Procedure 872.620 CCP – State of the Title; Ascertainment (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.620 is the California partition statute that allows the court to decide the state of title as part of the partition action. The statute provides that: To the extent necessary to grant the relief sought or other appropriate relief, the court shall upon adequate proof ascertain the state of the … Read More

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