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Modesto Partition Lawyers

Modesto, the 19th largest city in the state of California, is well known for its rich agricultural history. Its county, Stanislaus, ranks sixth in the state in farm production. Modesto’s main contribution to that ranking comes from its almonds, milk, walnuts, chickens, and corn silage production. In honor of Modesto’s key crops, almonds and walnuts, the local minor league baseball team is named the Modesto Nuts, or simply called the “Nuts.”

As a farming community, many residents in Modesto may find themselves inheriting the family farm with their siblings. Like any relationship, the ownership of real estate with family is complicated. Often, after inheriting real estate with their family, individuals find themselves wishing that they could just sell their interest and move on to other parts of their lives. When the other family owners refuse to sell, or are unable to buy the interest at a fair value, then a Modesto Partition Lawyer be extremely helpful.

Code of Civil Procedure section 872.710, subdivision (a), states “A partition action may be commenced and maintained by any…owner of…such property.” Section 872.710, subdivision (b), states that “partition as to concurrent interests in the property shall be as of right unless barred by a valid waiver.” (emphasis added.) As each situation is unique, a Modesto Partition Attorney can help provide guidance on the meaning of these laws.

The Partition statutes, however, are not limited to the inheritance of a family farm. Instead, there are several instances when an individual may benefit from consulting with a Modesto Partition Lawyer:

  • Brother-Sister joint ownership of property;
  • Non-Married Partners joint ownership of property;
  • Parent-Child co-ownership of property; and
  • Investor-Investor co-ownership of property;

The city of Modesto originated as a stop on the railroad connecting Sacramento and Los Angeles. When Modesto was founded in 1870, the town was to be named after William C. Ralston, a San Francisco financier who played a significant role in establishing the city. Modestly, Ralston refused and asked the people to choose another name. Based on his modest refusal, the region was then called Modesto, Spanish for “modest,” in recognition of Ralston.

Modesto provides an assortment of arts and cultural offerings. The city is home to the Gallo Center for the Arts, the Great Valley Museum of Natural History, and the State Theatre. The city also houses Mr. T’s Delicate Donut Shop, which locals claim to be better than the infamous Voodoo Doughnuts.

Modesto is home to various notable cinema stars. In recognition of George Lucas’ 1973 classic film “American Graffiti,” the city of Modesto holds the Graffiti Summer Festival every June, which hosts thousands of hot rod enthusiasts from around the country. The actor Jeremy Renner, or Marvel Avenger “Hawkeye,” also calls Modesto home.

Given its location and climate, Modesto provides its residents with a wealth of outdoor activities year-round, including boating, camping, river rafting, and more. Stanislaus National Forest, Don Pedro Dam, and Yosemite National Park are no further than a two-hour drive to the city's east.

At Underwood Law Firm, our knowledgeable Modesto Partition Attorneys have handled each of these types of cases, and are ready to discuss your situation.

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