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Elk Grove Partition Lawyers

Elk Grove is the second-largest city in Sacramento County, and located south of the state capital of Sacramento. Like many growing communities, residents of Elk Grove often find themselves in uncomfortable co-ownership situations that they would like to resolve. In those instances, a partition action may be a good option. An Elk Grove Partition Lawyer can help explain the entire process.

Elk Grove is well known for its award-winning school district, outstanding restaurants, wineries, and local parks. The city earned the title of the fastest-growing city in the U.S. between 2004 and 2005 and became the first city in California to be incorporated in the 21st century.

There are at least four different instances when an Elk Grove Partition Lawyer can be helpful:

  • Boyfriend-Girlfriend joint ownership of real estate;
  • Sibling-Sibling joint ownership of real estate;
  • Parent-Child joint ownership of real estate;
  • Investor-Investor joint ownership of real estate;

Frequently, individual owners of real estate in these situations wonder whether there is any legal method to permit them to move on with their lives without being encumbered by a former relationship. Because each situation is unique, a knowledgeable Elk Grove Partition Attorney can help them find a new beginning without the old baggage of the past.

California Civil Code section 872.210 provides a property owner with the “absolute right to partition” absent a valid waiver. As stated by one court in California, “the original purpose of partition was to permit cotenants to avoid the inconvenience and dissension arising from sharing joint possession of land. An additional reason to favor partition is the policy of facilitating transmission of title, thereby avoiding unreasonable restraints on the use and enjoyment of property.” (LEG Investments v. Boxler (2010) 183 Cal.App.4th 484, 493.) An Elk Grove Partition Attorney can ensure that the law’s purpose is carried out for those ready to take advantage of its benefits.

Elk Grove was founded in 1850 and named after the Elk Grove Hotel, which served as a stage stop for travelers coming from Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. The city began as a small farming community with little urban development until the late 1980s, when suburban development projects near the city triggered a period of rapid growth. In a span of ten years, nearly 100,000 people relocated to the town. In 2002, Apple Inc. manufactured its iMac line in Elk Grove and later converted the facility into the modern Apple Elk Grove Campus, investing 4.2 million dollars.

The Elk Grove Unified School District is the fifth-largest school district in California and the second-largest employer in the city. Elk Grove houses the Original Mike’s Diner, a restaurant serving American cuisine in a 1950s atmosphere. Recreational local attractions include Elk Grove Regional Park, a lakeside park with two islands, an aquatic center, and open sports fields, Laguna Creek Parkway, a 13-mile waterway with trails for riding, hiking, fishing, and bird watching, and Stone Lakes Refuge, a narrow stretch of floodplain comprised of 3,000 acres.

At Underwood Law Firm, the experienced Elk Grove Partition Lawyers are ready to help you start the next chapter in your life.

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