Partition Actions

When co-owners of real property can’t agree on how to share the responsibilities and benefits of joint ownership, they can ask the court to appoint a neutral party to resolve the problem.

This remedy, called a partition action, can result in either a formal division or a sale of the property in question. Either way, the property or the proceeds of the sale of the property are divided among owners. Partition commonly occurs as a result of an inheritance or the breakup of a business partnership and can be a bitter experience for all concerned. McDowall Cotter attorneys are accustomed to reducing the hostility by representing the legitimate interests of all parties equally while at the same time ensuring that the order to obtain partition and the subsequent accounting go as smoothly as possible.

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