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Sonoma Partition Lawyers

The city of Sonoma is in the North Bay region of the Bay Area. There are several instances when an individual may benefit from consulting with a Sonoma Partition Lawyer:

  • Brother-Sister joint ownership of property;
  • Non-Married Partners joint ownership of property;
  • Parent-Child co-ownership of property; and
  • Investor-Investor co-ownership of property

Each of these situations is unique and comes with its own hurdles. Fortunately, partition is a heavily favored remedy in California law, and anybody with interest in the property, no matter how small, can take advantage of it with the help of an experienced Sonoma Partition Lawyer.

One option that a well-versed Sonoma Partition Lawyer will consider is the availability of a credit sale. Code of Civil Procedure section 872.630 permits the court to direct a sale on credit for the property or any part of the property. Alternatively, the court could choose terms of credit as may be proper. (CCP § 873.630(b).) If the court does not prescribe the credit terms, however, then the partition referee may accept offers that propose varying terms [see Cal. L. Rev. Comm. Comment to Code Civ. Proc. § 873.630]. Further, the court may approve terms for security for the sale, including the manner in which title to the security is to be taken, whether in a single or several security instruments, as makes sense. [CCP § 873.630(c)]. If there are minors or unknown owners, the court may direct that a trustee or other fiduciary hold the security for them and act on their behalf [Cal. L. Rev. Comm. Comment to Code Civ. Proc. § 873.630].

It is at the center of Sonoma Valley, California’s renowned Wine Country. The town is well known for its excellent wines, vineyards, and beautiful views of the Mayacamas Mountains found to the city’s east and the Sonoma Mountains to the west, making it a popular tourist destination.

Sonoma is home to more than 425 Californian wineries, famous for their relaxed, welcoming ambiance. The area is the most diverse, premium wine grape growing region in the United States, with its unique soils and climates allowing varieties of grapes to grow exceptionally well. The city is not only home to wine but also houses various culinary schools and classes, Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve, and Sonoma Raceway with NASCAR, IndyCar, motorcycle, and drag racing.

The notable Sonoma International Film Festival, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting the best in independent film and filmmakers worldwide, is hosted in the city annually. The Academy Award-winning animator and chief creative executive at Pixar Animation Studios, John Lasseter, calls Sonoma home and spends considerable time at the Sonoma Raceway.

Sonoma’s origin dates to 1823, when Jose Altamira established Mission San Francisco Solano. The famed Californio general, Mariana G. Vallejo, founded Sonoma on the former missions’ lands in 1835 and used the city as his base of operations until 1846. It was not until September of 1883 that Sonoma became incorporated as a city.

As a popular community within California’s Wine Country, many residents of Sonoma may find themselves inheriting the family vineyard along with their siblings. Unfortunately, co-ownership of property is not easy. Often, these individuals find themselves in situations they much rather escape but may be unable to find a way out. In such cases, a Sonoma Partition Lawyer can be beneficial.

At the Underwood Law Firm, P.C., our knowledgeable Sonoma Partition Lawyers handle these cases regularly and are ready to find the best exit strategy for you in your situation.

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