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San Mateo Partition Lawyers

San Mateo is a city located on the San Francisco Peninsula in San Mateo County. It is well known for its rich history at the center of the San Francisco Bay Area. When property owners cannot agree on whether to sell real estate, then a partition action led by a San Mateo Partition Lawyer may be a good solution. There are usually four scenarios when a joint party should consider a partition action:

  • 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 each of these scenarios, a co-owner of a property may feel trapped in a relationship with the other joint owner and think there is no escape without a collective agreement. For people who feel this way, a partition action can be the remedy they did not know they needed. San Mateo’s economy has been driven by a diverse field of jobs in technology, health care, financial services, government, and retail trade. It enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate, protected from ocean wind and fog by its surrounding hills. When San Mateo residents experience joint ownership problems, then an experienced San Mateo Partition Attorney can help guide you through such a process.

In California, there are three different methods of partition. There is partition by an appraisal, partition by sale, and partition by division in kind. The most common type of partition is by private sale. The Code of Civil Procedure provides the method for the partition sale and contains specific statutory requirements for the process. An experienced San Mateo Partition Attorney should know these requirements to ensure the deal is valid.

Although partition by sale is the most common, determining the best method of partition requires looking in depth at your specific circumstance to ensure the owner receives the best outcome possible. A discussion with a San Mateo Partition Lawyer can provide insight into the property owner’s best option.

San Mateo is home to the College of San Mateo, founded in 1922, the Bay Meadows Racetrack, the longest continually operating thoroughbred racetrack in California that ran from 1934 until 2008, and the San Mateo County Expo Center. Visitors from around the state are drawn to the city by the Coyote Point Museum, which provides environmental education for children and families through kid-friendly exhibits, and Central Park, San Mateo’s first public park, which contains a traditional Japanese tea garden.

The Ohlone Indians first inhabited the area. It was not until 1776 when a Spanish exploring party looking for a place to start a colony on the Peninsula came to the region and named a creek after Saint Matthew, San Mateo Creek. In 1793, a Spanish mission hospice was established along the creek, giving the city its name. It was the first building built in San Mateo by non-natives. The incorporation of the town, however, did not occur until 1894.

The San Mateo Partition Lawyers at the Underwood Law Firm, P.C. are well versed in partition actions and can help the process end with the greatest benefit for the property owner.

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