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San Jose Partition Lawyers

The city of San Jose, located in Santa Clara County at the southern edge of the San Francisco Bay, is best known for being the capital of Silicon Valley and boasting many top tech and financial companies. As an expensive city, San Jose has seen a rise in its real estate markets with rising property values, both commercially and residentially. Unfortunately, a San Jose Partition Lawyer will tell you that increases in property values may lead to arguments between co-owners of said property.

When property values increase, sometimes one owner may think it would be beneficial to sell the property and make a profit, while another owner may want to hold onto the land and test the market. When joint owners cannot agree on the future direction of their shared investments, then a co-owner of jointly owned real estate may benefit from meeting with a San Jose Partition Lawyer.

Frequently, there are at least four common types of partitions actions for which a San Jose Partition Attorney can provide sound counsel:

  • Investor-Investor shared ownership of property;
  • Boy-Girlfriend share ownership of property;
  • Brother-Sister shared ownership of property; and
  • Parent-child shared ownership of property

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.)

Each of these situations, however, presents different difficulties and challenges. As each case is unique, an owner of a shared property may benefit from a consultation with a San Jose Partition Lawyer who can guide the meaning of California laws.

As the fourth largest city in California, San Jose is home to more millionaires per capita than any other U.S. city, giving it one of the most expensive housing markets in the world.

San Jose is home to major global tech companies: Cisco Systems, Acer, eBay, Adobe Inc., PayPal, Samsung, and Zoom, to name a few. Many things were invented in San Jose, including the floppy disk, Eggo waffles, hard disk drives, and, notably, “the wave.” The city is a state center for entrepreneurship and innovation, putting out more patents per year than any other city in the U.S.

Santana Row, an upscale neighborhood known for its restaurants, cafes, and movie theatre, is found within the city of San Jose. It is a leisure-based area with high-end shops, outdoor parks, and venues that host live music and yoga classes. Both locals and tourists enjoy going to the neighborhood, grabbing a seat on an outdoor patio, and having a cup of coffee or glass of wine on a sunny day.

Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area around the city was inhabited by the Tamien nation of the Ohlone people. San Jose was founded in 1777 as the Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe, the first city founded in the Californias. Following the Mexican-American War in 1850, California was officially admitted into the Union and San Jose became the state’s first capital.

As lawyers who frequently practice in this area, the San Jose Partition Lawyers at Underwood Law Firm, P.C. are available to assist with all types of partition actions and help you get out of an uneasy situation.

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