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Santa Clara Partition Lawyers

Santa Clara, the eighth most populous city in the Bay Area, is in Santa Clara County. The city is well known for owning and operating Silicon Valley Power, a new combined cycle gas turbine plant that produces electricity for the town and its residents at a considerably lower cost than PG&E.

Situated at the center of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is home to the headquarters of giant corporations like Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, and Nvidia. It is also home to the oldest university in California, Santa Clara University, and Levi’s Stadium, the home of the San Francisco 49ers football team.

Santa Clara has many entertainment sources, including Paramount Great Adventure, Triton Museum of Art, the Intel Museum, the Santa Clara Convention Center, the de Saisset Museum, and the world champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps. California’s Great America is also located within the city.

For those looking to spend time outdoors, Santa Clara houses the Ulistac Natural Area, a 41-acre open space dedicated to preserving native California vegetation and wildlife. The park has nature trails for bird watchers and wetlands from the Guadalupe River, which runs through the park. The city is also home to many amateur sports facilities, including the Santa Clara Sporting Club, Fairbrae Swim and Tennis Club, and Los Gatos Swim and Racquet Club.

The Spanish founded the city in 1777 with the establishment of Mission Santa Clara de Asis, dedicated to Saint Clare, for whom the town is named. The city, however, was not incorporated until 1852, two years after California gained statehood.


As one of the largest cities in the Bay Area, Santa Clara residents frequently confront problems with jointly owned property. Santa Clara Partition Lawyers often find that joint ownership problems fall into four categories:

  • Investor-Investor shared tenants in common in real estate;
  • Parent-Child tenants in common in real estate;
  • Brother-Sister shared tenants in common in real estate; and
  • Non-Married Partners shared tenants in common in real estate;

Under California law, someone who is a joint tenant or tenant in common of property has an absolute right to commence a partition action to sever joint ownership of a property. An experienced Santa Clara Partition Attorney can ensure that such a process is seamless without much trouble to the initiating party.

Once a partition action is initiated, the California Code of Civil Procedure section 873.510 requires a court to determine whether the partition should be by sale or by kind. When a physical division of a property cannot feasibly be accomplished, a court will order that the partition occurs by sale. A Santa Clara Partition Lawyer will inform you of the law’s specific method for the partition by sale and help navigate you through it.

At the Underwood Law Firm, our experienced lawyers always deal with partition actions. With such experience, our Santa Clara Partition Lawyers are well versed in the requirements of the action and can ensure that the process leads to the greatest benefit for the property owner.

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