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.