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Salinas Partition Lawyers

Salinas is the county seat and most populous city in Monterey County, only eight miles from the Pacific Ocean. Salinas is known as the “Salad Bowl of the World” due to its large, vibrant agriculture industry. Interestingly, over 80 percent of the lettuce grown in the United States is produced in the Salinas area.

As a city with deep agricultural roots, Salinas residents may find themselves inheriting property with their siblings that they have no interest in keeping or maintaining when a loved one passes. In such times, joint owners of real property may not know their legal rights or options regarding their inherited property. So, in these times, speaking with a Salinas Partition Lawyer can provide co-owners guidance on their new legal rights. There are at least four other instances where a Salinas Partition Lawyer may be helpful:  

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

In these cases, a voluntary partition may be the best remedy for a co-owner who wishes not to be entangled with another over the troubles of a property. This partition method rests entirely on the parties' agreement and may be done in whatever form the party wishes with a binding partition contract. A Salinas Partition Lawyer can help with this setup.

Usually, the partition method for co-owners who agree on a partition is partition by appraisal. Simply put, the property is appraised and sold. An experienced Salinas Partition Lawyer can expedite the process by ensuring California’s Code of Civil Procedure section 873.920 is followed and the forms are appropriately filed with the court clerk containing all the necessary information.

Although famous for its agricultural industry, Salinas has notable artistic influences. The Valley Art Gallery has been active in Salinas for over 30 years and serves as a venue for art exhibitions and live local music. The city has an emerging arts scene led by First Friday’s Art Walk that features over 50 venues. Salinas is the hometown of writer and Nobel laureate John Steinbeck, who set many of his stories in the Salinas Valley and Monterey. The city later dedicated the National Steinbeck Center, located at the California State University, Monterey, to the writer. This center has two galleries with rotating exhibits.

Salinas is host to the California Rodeo and serves as a major stop for the PRCA. California Rodeo Salinas began in 1911 as a Wild West Show and now helps to attract fans with traditional rodeo competitions, including bull riding and cowboy poetry. The gala cowboy ball also brings cowboys and cowgirls to Salinas for their annual event.

The city was founded in the 1820s and was named after a nearby salt marsh. The city’s economy is mainly driven by AgTech technology, with its significant employers being Taylor Farms, Tanimura & Antle, and Mann Packing.

The Salinas Partition Lawyers at the Underwood Law Firm have assisted many Salinas residents with partition actions. They are ready to help you with your partition needs and are eager to ensure that your rights as a joint owner are fully respected.

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"We were in need of an attorney with considerable knowledge of real estate law and the legal issues related to property ownership. Eli Underwood went above and beyond our expectations. In keeping us abreast of our suit, his communication skills were outstanding. This talent was especially demonstrated when dealing with the apposing counsel. We feel this gave us a tremendous advantage over the opposing party that resulted in us reaching a successful outcome. I would highly recommend Eli Underwood as we found him to be an exceptional attorney." P.B.
"In our need for legal services we found Eli to be well informed and on top of our case and our needs. Our's was not an ordinary case as it was a case with many facets. It was a very convoluted case. There were multiple owners involved in a property dispute where one of the owners sued the rest of the owners with a Partition Suit. Needless to say Eli was instrumental in helping us resolve our differences and gained us a profitable sale all with good end results for all. If you hire Eli Underwood you will not be disappointed!" M.A.