San Francisco Partition Lawyers
San Francisco, the 17th most populous city in the U.S. and the fourth most populous city in California, is a cultural, commercial, and financial center in the state’s northern region. As one of the largest and oldest cities in California, San Francisco’s residents frequently confront problems with jointly owned, inherited properties. San Francisco Partition Lawyers often find that co-ownership issues fall into four broad categories:
- Parent-Child shared 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;
Although each of these situations is different and has its own hurdles, a San Francisco Partition Lawyer can help ease the pathway to freedom with a partition action. In California, partition is a solution much favored by the law and may be enacted through the co-owners agreement or by the court's judgment. A partition may be enforced by a physical division of the property or by the sale of it. A partition does not change the title of the land but merely divides what the parties already own. An experienced San Francisco Partition Lawyer can ensure that the co-owner’s rights are protected and that the party’s ownership interests are accurately determined before partition.
After a partition action is initiated, a court may order that the property be sold if the property cannot feasibly be physically split. Once such occurs, a San Francisco Partition Lawyer who is familiar with the process can help streamline the process by obtaining a court order that the property be sold to the highest bidder, ensuring the property owner receives the greatest value for their interests.
San Francisco is well known for Golden Gate Park, which is surprisingly 20 percent larger than Central Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, which was initially supposed to be painted black and gold, and Fisherman’s Wharf, a shopping center and popular tourist attraction built on pier 39. San Francisco is home to the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, the de Young Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the SFJAZZ Center, and the California Academy of Sciences. The city headquarters multiple big-time corporations such as Wells Fargo, Twitter, Block, Airbnb, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Uber, and Lyft. In 2019, San Francisco was ranked first for per capita income and fifth for aggregate revenue among U.S. cities.
The Chinatown district in San Francisco is the oldest Chinatown in North America and one of the largest Chinese districts outside of Asia. San Francisco’s Chinatown is a renowned tourist attraction, drawing more visitors than the Golden Gate Bridge. Interestingly, Chinese fortune cookies were invented in San Francisco by a Japanese resident named Makoto Hagiwara, a landscape designer for Golden Gate Park’s Japanese Tea Garden. Hagiwara served the cookies in the tea garden, popularizing them in 1909.
San Francisco was founded on June 29, 1776, when colonists from Spain established the Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate and Mission San Francisco de Asis, both named after Saint Francis Assisi. In 1849, the California Gold Rush brought rapid growth to the city, making it the largest city on the West Coast.Partition
If you find yourself seeking to end a joint ownership relationship that no longer makes sense, the San Francisco Partition Lawyers at Underwood Law are ready to help