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Santa Cruz Partition Lawyers

The City of Santa Cruz is the county seat and largest city of Santa Cruz County, located in Northern California. Residents of Santa Cruz owning joint property often disagree with their joint owners on what to do with their shared property. One may want to build on it, another divide it to use independently, and another may simply want to sell it to the highest bidder. Speaking with a Santa Cruz Partition Lawyer is critical in these situations.

Partition is the best remedy to end all disputes when co-owners have different plans that are not feasibly viable together regarding their shared property. However, since there is no universal strategy to ensure a win, a knowledgeable Santa Cruz Partition Lawyer can be invaluable in helping you with a partition action.

There are at least four situations where a Santa Cruz Partition Lawyer should be utilized:

  • Boyfriend-Girlfriend common ownership of real estate; 
  • Sibling-Sibling common ownership of real estate;  
  • Investor-Investor common ownership of real estate; 
  • Parent-Child common ownership of real estate;

The purpose of partition is to end all disputes between parties by removing obstructions to the free enjoyment of their portion of the property. This is accomplished in either of three ways: dividing the property, if doable, selling the property, or buying out the interest of other co-owners. A Santa Cruz Partition Attorney can ensure the most appropriate method is used.

The city is home to the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the country’s oldest amusement park that has operated continuously since 1915. The park still houses the 1924 Giant Dipper roller coaster and the 1911 Charles I.D. Looff Carousel. Santa Cruz is famous for its high-stroke surf culture and laid-back nature. It is the birthplace of mainland surfing. Using boards from redwood planks, three Hawaiian princes showed locals how to surf in 1885. The company credited with inventing the modern wetsuit, O’Neil Wetsuits, holds its headquarters in Santa Cruz, where they have been for the past 70 years.

The city is home to several state parks and beaches, the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, the Santa Cruz Art League, the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, and the Tannery Arts Center. Interestingly, the Museum of Natural History houses a tooth belonging to a Megalodon, a prehistoric shark that is thought to be three times larger than a Great White.

Santa Cruz was founded by the Spanish in 1791 when Fermin de Lasuen established Mission Santa Cruz. Following the American Conquest of California, Santa Cruz was incorporated as a city in 1866. Throughout the years, Santa Cruz has become known as a seaside resort college community due to the renowned Boardwalk and the University of California, Santa Cruz.

The city was named by Spanish explorer Don Gasper de Portola, who discovered the land now known as Santa Cruz. Initially, he named the town San Lorenzo in honor of Saint Lawrence. He later called the rolling hills above the river Santa Cruz, meaning the holy cross.

At the Underwood Law Firm, P.C., our Santa Cruz Partition Lawyers have helped countless people become free from real-estate entanglements that were no longer serving them, and they are ready to help you too.

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