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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

Reimbursement for Improvements in Partition Actions Talkov Law

Reimbursement for Improvements in Partition Actions

Compensation for Improvements When Ending Co-Ownership of Real Property California law allows for compensation for improvements made by one co-owner in partition actions. However, the circumstances in which an offset will be awarded vary with courts also creating varying rulings as to the measure of damages in such an offset between the out-of-pocket cost, the … Read More

Recovery of Offsets for Attorney's Fees Talkov Law

Recovery of Offsets for Attorney’s Fees, Costs, Credits & Reimbursements in California Real Property Partition Accounting

California Real Property Partition Law California law provides that co-owners of real property may file a legal action to request that their interests in the property be partitioned. Code Civil Procedure Section 872.210(a)(1). The first phase of a partition is to determine whether the plaintiff has a right to partition the real property. Code of … Read More

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