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Monterey Partition Lawyers

The city of Monterey is in Monterey County on the southern edge of Monterey Bay. The town is renowned for its abundance of marine wildlife and fresh seafood. Like many places in California, many Monterey residents find themselves entangled in co-ownership of property with other individuals. When those relationships turn sour, a co-owner may feel legally trapped by the association. In such situations, a partition action steered by a Monterey partition Attorney may be a good solution.

There are at least four different scenarios when speaking to a Monterey Partition Lawyer should be considered:

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

In these situations, a partition action is usually the best remedy. Partition of property may be accomplished through the co-owners agreement or by a court’s judgment. Such, however, does not change the title of the land but only divides what the parties already own. An experienced Monterey Partition Attorney can ensure that the division of interests is done correctly and that co-owners rights are fully respected.

After the determination of the parties’ ownership interests is completed, usually, a court will initiate the sale of the property. At this phase, an experienced Monterey Partition Lawyer can expedite the sale and obtain a court order that the property be sold to the highest bidder, ensuring the property owner receives the greatest possible value for their real estate interests.

The city is home to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which is dedicated to preserving underwater life. It was the first to grow California Giant Kelp and often has rare deep-sea and threatened fish in its exhibits. Monterey also has Fisherman’s Wharf, California Roots Music and Arts Festival, and the annual Monterey Jazz Festival, which began in 1958 and has presented artists such as Louie Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, and Billie Holiday. The festival now claims to be the “longest running jazz festival in the world.” As the state’s highest producer of Chardonnay grapes, Monterey has 71 wineries and 31 tasting rooms, all within the famous Cannery Row.

The city has attracted countless artists since the late 1800s and many celebrated painters and writers. The legendary Nobel-prize-winning author, John Steinbeck, set three books in Monterey: Tortilla Flat, Cannery Row, and its sequel, Sweet Thursday. Robert Louis Stevenson, Ed Ricketts, Robinson Jeffers, Robert A. Heinlein, and Henry Miller, all famous novelists, also lived in Monterey at some point in their lives.

The city got its name from Spanish explorer Sebastian Vizcaino, who anchored in what is now known as Monterey Harbor in 1602. He named the harbor Puerto de Monterrey, or Port of Monterrey, to honor the Fifth Count of Monterrey, the viceroy of New Spain. The city was later founded in 1770 and functioned as the capital of Alta California under both Spain and Mexico.

If you find yourself in a joint owner relationship that is no longer working for you, the Monterey Partition Lawyers at the Underwood Law Firm, P.C. deal with these scenarios frequently and are ready to help.

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