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Citrus Heights Partition Lawyers

Situated in Sacramento County in California, Citrus Heights is a small city of about 87,000 people, and became an independent city offering local municipal services in January 1997. As a growing city, Citrus Heights is subject to property owned by several persons, who may find they need a partition action when a disagreement arises among them.

A Citrus Heights partition lawyer may file an action on behalf of (1) a co-owner of personal property; or (2) an estate for years, an estate of inheritance, or a life estate, owned by several persons in successive estates or concurrently. (CCP § 872.210(a)). Generally, a partition action may be maintained only by one of those persons who has one of the the interest described in Section 872.210(a). (see Akagi v. Ishioka (1975) 47 Cal. App. 3d 426, 429; Ryer v. Fletcher Ryer Co. (1899) 126 Cal. 482, 483–484). Arguably, even an equitable interest, such as a holder of an equity of redemption may sufficient to support a partition action. (see Powers v. Powers (1963) 221 Cal. App. 2d 746, 750; Watson v. Sutro (1890) 86 Cal. 500, 528.) Indeed, an experienced Citrus Heights partition attorney is aware that neither actual possession, nor the right to actual or immediate possession, is required to enable a co-owner to maintain an action in partition if they fit into one of the categories listed under Code of Civil Procedure section 872.210. (Skulich v. Skulich (1931) 213 Cal. 653, 654;)

There are at least four other instances where a Citrus Heights Partition Lawyer frequently finds themselves being of assistance to their clients.

  • Parent-Child co-ownership of property;
  • Sibling-Sibling co-ownership of property; 
  • Boyfriend-Girlfriend co-ownership of property; and 
  • Investor-Investor co-ownership of property

One of the things for which Citrus Heights is well known is “The 14- Mile House,” which was built circa 1851 by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gray. The 14-Mile House in Citrus Heights demonstrates the importance of real estate in the area. Mr. Gray is credited with the first cultivation of grain and grapes in the area, and he later sold his 14-Mile House was sold to Rudolph Lauppe in1869 and then converted into a farmhouse. Adolph Van Maren purchased the property in 1919 and presented it as a wedding gift to his son, Guy, and daughter-in-law, Iva. The building was moved from the road and remodeled in the Craftsman style. The 14 Mile House has officially been designated as a California Point of Historical Interest by the California Office of Historic Preservation and is now listed in the official California State Register. While the 14-Mile House demonstrates how real estate can make a difference in a community, an experienced Citrus Heights Partition Attorney also knows about the problems that real estate can bring.

The Citrus Heights Partition Lawyers at the Underwood Law Firm have assisted many of its residents with partition actions. They are ready to help you with your partition needs and are eager to ensure that your rights as a joint owner are fully respected.

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“We were in need of a real estate attorney. Eli Underwood provided excellent legal advice and services. He explained everything well and followed through with all important issues that needed attention. We found him to be reliable, courteous, patient and extremely professional. We highly recommend Mr. Underwood without any reservations.” I.S.
"I own a real estate investment company that operates across multiple states (California, Washington, Oregon, Montana, and more), whenever I run into an issue that needs legal attention, Eli is my first call. I've been working with him for years. He is an amazing attorney and I highly recommend him." Thank you for your help Sir!" T.W.
"Mr. Underwood is a fantastic Lawyer with extraordinary ethics. He responds quickly, which is rare these days, and he is very knowledgeable in his craft. It was a pleasure working with him and we will definitely use his services in the future if needed. Thank you for your help Sir!" M.O.
"Eli took our case and controlled every hurdle put before us. I one time commented to him that he must love his job because it seemed that he was always available. When talking about my case to anyone I always bring up where, I believe, the other parties Lawyer tried to take advantage of my wife and me. Eli stopped him in his tracks. On top of it being easy to work with Eli, it was a pleasure to have had him represent us. We were in good hands." E.T
"We were in need of an attorney with considerable knowledge of real estate law and the legal issues related to property ownership. Eli Underwood went above and beyond our expectations. In keeping us abreast of our suit, his communication skills were outstanding. This talent was especially demonstrated when dealing with the apposing counsel. We feel this gave us a tremendous advantage over the opposing party that resulted in us reaching a successful outcome. I would highly recommend Eli Underwood as we found him to be an exceptional attorney." P.B.
"In our need for legal services we found Eli to be well informed and on top of our case and our needs. Our's was not an ordinary case as it was a case with many facets. It was a very convoluted case. There were multiple owners involved in a property dispute where one of the owners sued the rest of the owners with a Partition Suit. Needless to say Eli was instrumental in helping us resolve our differences and gained us a profitable sale all with good end results for all. If you hire Eli Underwood you will not be disappointed!" M.A.