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Partition Actions in Westminster

Westminster is a city located in Orange County, California. It is bordered by the cities of Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, and Midway City. The city is known for its diverse population and vibrant culture. Westminster is home to Little Saigon, the largest Vietnamese-American community in the United States. The city is also home to a variety of shopping centers, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Westminster is a great place to live, work, and play.

According to Zillow, the median home value in Westminster, Orange County, California is $637,400 as of 2021. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population of the California area of Westminster was 89,701.

Experienced Real Estate Partition Action Attorneys Serving Westminster

Talkov Law’s attorneys serving Orange 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 also provide a way for co-owners to force the sale of the property if they cannot agree on how to divide it. The partition statutes also set out the procedures for the sale of the property and how the proceeds of the sale will be divided among the co-owners. The partition statutes also provide for the payment of costs associated with the sale of the property.

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

  • 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 happens to any debts or liens on the property during a partition action? Secured debts are paid from the sale of the property. Secured lenders named in a partition action are generally dismissed with an agreement to pay the mortgage at the time of the sale.
  • How long will it take to get the property partitioned and sold? Most commonly, 3 to 6 months is all that it takes for the defendant to agree to a sale or buyout the plaintiff’s interest in the property for a fair value. Some cases may take 6 to 12 months.
  • How much does a partition action cost? The cost of a partition action can vary widely depending on the complexity of the case. A typical partition action usually costs between $5,000 and $12,000, with about $8,000 being the most common cost. However, difficulty locating a defendant, the motion to appoint a partition referee, delay tactics by defendants, and other issues may raise the cost of your partition action. An experienced partition lawyer can mitigate costs and resolve your co-ownership dispute with maximum efficiency.
  • What is the timeline for a California partition action? Most partition actions are resolved in 3 to 6 months by way of settlement. Other cases can take 6 to 12 months to obtain an interlocutory judgment of partition, which generally appoints a referee to sell the property.

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    Heber v. Yaeger – Partition Action Case Study

    In the legal case of Heber v. Yaeger, 251 Cal.App.2d 258 (1967), the issue of partition was at the center of the dispute. The case involved a dispute between two co-owners of a parcel of real property. The plaintiff, Heber, sought to partition the property, while the defendant, Yaeger, argued that partition was not appropriate. The court ultimately held that partition was not appropriate in this case, as the property was not capable of being divided into two distinct parcels without causing substantial prejudice to either party. The court also noted that the parties had agreed to a joint tenancy, which meant that neither party had the right to partition the property without the consent of the other.

    Contact our Team of Experienced Partition Lawyers Serving the City of Westminster, County of Orange, California

    Our Westminster 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 (714) 888-7700 or contact us online today.

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