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Oakland Partition Lawyers

Oakland is the county seat and the largest city of Alameda County. The city is well known for having the state’s busiest port, the Port of Oakland. This major west coast port is an active trade center that ranks as the fifth busiest port in the nation. When there is a disagreement between one or more co-owners of a property, an Oakland Partition Attorney can help. Commonly, disputes arise where one co-owner may want to sell the property, but another co-owner does not agree to sell. In this scenario, a partition action can help force the sale of the property and fairly compensate each co-owner for their shared interest.

In these tense situations, a joint owner of a property may find themselves feeling trapped. Fortunately, in California, the right to partition is absolute. This means that any co-owner may initiate a partition action, no matter how big or small their interest in the property is. As stated by one court in California, “the right to partition is absolute, and cannot be denied, ‘either because of any supposed difficulty, nor on the suggestion that the interest of the cotenants will be promoted by refusing the application or temporarily postponing action.’” (Priddel v. Shankie (1945) 69 Cal.App.2d 319, 325.) An Oakland Partition Attorney can ensure that the law is carried out for those ready to take advantage of it.

There are at least four different instances where an Oakland Partition Lawyer can be helpful:

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

In these situations, individual owners of real property usually end in partition actions. A knowledgeable Oakland Partition Attorney can help make this months-long process as painless as possible.

The city of Oakland is well known for housing the beautiful 140-acre Lake Merritt. This lake is the only natural saltwater lake within city boundaries in the world. It also has the oldest U.S. wildlife refuge, which was designated in 1870. Locals believe that the lake is inhabited by the “Oak-ness Monster,” which they have claimed to witness in the water as early as the 1940s. Oakland’s economy is highly diversified and primarily focused on business services, health care, transportation, retail trade, and other services.

Oakland is home to the Major League Baseball team, the Oakland Athletics, Eli’s Mile High Club, Jack London Square, the Fox Theater, Oakland Museum of California, Redwood Regional Park, and various higher education institutions. The city is also home to Children’s Fairyland, a 10-acre park with play sets, small rides, and animals located on Lake Merritt’s shores. In 1950, Walt Disney visited the amusement park and incorporated some of its ideas into Disneyland, which opened five years later.

Before the Spanish explored the lands of present-day Oakland, Costanoan Indians inhabited the land. In the 1840s, logging began in the area, and during the California Gold Rush, the city became a transit center for goods and people. Now, Oakland is the third-largest city in the entire Bay Area and the eighth largest in California by population.

At Underwood Law Firm, the experienced Oakland Partition Lawyers are ready to help alleviate the stress of your unwanted co-ownership.

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