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Marin Partition Lawyers

Marin City is an unincorporated community in Marin County, located 5 miles north of San Francisco from the Golden Gate Bridge. The city is a beautiful, sparsely populated, Bay-side community in the hills. As a growing residential city, residents of Marin City often find themselves owning real property with other people they no longer wish to be entangled with. Since a person cannot be forced into maintaining ownership of property they do not want, the right of partition is absolute. When one is considering initiating a partition action, a Marin Partition Lawyer can give proper guidance on the process.

Marin Partition Lawyers often find that joint ownership problems fall into four broad categories:

  • Father/Mother-Son/Daughter tenants in common in real estate;
  • Brother-Sister shared tenants in common in real estate;
  • Investor-Investor shared tenants in common in real estate; and
  • Non-Married Partners shared tenants in common in real estate;

In these situations, co-owners usually cannot agree on what to do with a property and often disagree on how to resolve the matter. Since there is no universal strategy for settling a dispute on what to do with jointly owned real estate, a knowledgeable Marin Partition Lawyer can be invaluable in commencing a partition action.

The California Code of Civil procedure has three ways to divide property after a dispute: by selling the property, physically dividing the property, or buying out the interest of the other party on the property. In such a situation, a Marin Partition Lawyer can ensure that the method which best appeals to the property owner is used.

Marin is well known for its natural beauty and sites, including the Muir Woods, Marin Headlands, Stinson Beach, the Point Reyes National Seashore, and Mount Tamalpais. Marin City was home to various artists. Tupac Shakur, or 2Pac, was considered one of the most influential rappers of all time and lived in Marin City with his family in 1988. The city was also home to Harry Bowden, a famous abstract painter credited for founding the American Abstract Artists Society, George Duke, a famed music producer, and Lew Welch, an American poet associated with the Beat generation literary movement.

During the 1980s and 1990s, the community had significant residential and commercial development. The retail area was expanded with the construction of the Gateway Shopping Center in 1996, which replaced, despite community protest, the once famous Marin City Flea Market. After such, the city council planned to launch the smaller-scale Marin City Market Fest on Saturdays in the summer of 2006.

Marin City was developed for housing in 1942 to accommodate wartime shipyard workers and other migrants in California that were attracted to the area by the defense jobs at Marinship, the Sausalito waterfront shipyard. Before the war, the area was occupied by a dairy farm and only a handful of families.

At the Underwood Law Firm, our Marin Partition Attorneys are well versed in this area of law. They can ensure that your rights as co-owner are fairly treated and protected.

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