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How to Stop a Petition to Partition

Halting a partition action can sometimes help maintain both financial stability and harmonious relationships among co-owners. One might want to stop a partition action for several reasons.
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Business Valuation in Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are significant events in the lifecycle of a business, often necessitating comprehensive business valuations. These valuations determine the worth of a company and ensure that both parties involved in the transaction receive fair consideration.
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Who Pays for a Partition Action?

Partition actions involve the division of property co-owned by multiple parties, which can sometimes mean a complex and emotionally-charged situation. These actions are typically necessary when co-owners cannot agree on the use or sale of the property. Knowing who pays for a partition action is critical for anyone involved in such a dispute.
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Asset Purchase vs. Stock Purchase

For some, buying or merging with a business is easier than starting one from scratch. That is often due to the business's already established customer base, market standings, and infrastructure.
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Can I Sell My Share of a Jointly Owned Property?

Jointly owned property, often referred to as co-ownership, is a form of property ownership where two or more individuals hold the title to a specific piece of real estate. This arrangement is common among family members, business partners, and friends who decide to purchase property together, combining their financial resources for investment or personal use.
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Due Diligence When Buying a Business

Deciding to purchase a business is a monumental step that requires thorough preparation and understanding. Due diligence is a critical part of the buying process, allowing the potential buyer to make an informed decision based on the business's operational, financial, legal, and compliance health.
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How Long Does a Partition Action Take?

The decision to take legal action to resolve a disagreement over jointly-owned property is not one to be made lightly. A partition action, while a practical recourse for resolving disputes, carries with it a timeline that may not be straightforward. Potential petitioners are left wondering, "How long before the property is divided or sold?"
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Can a Jointly Owned Property Be Sold by One Owner

Each joint owner holds an equal stake in the property, which comes with both rights and responsibilities. Because of the nature of this type of ownership, typically, jointly owned property cannot be sold by just one owner.
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Understanding Alter Ego Liability

As a business lawyer based in Irvine, California, I've had the opportunity to work with clients from Santa Clara to Southern California, including Orange County, Los Angeles County, and San Diego County.
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How to File a Partition Action

As of November 2023, there is a glimmer of hope for home buyers as mortgage interest rates have shown signs of relief—they have decreased from 7.5% to 7.44% in just one week. This steady three-week decline suggests that we may have reached a peak and are now heading towards lower mortgage rates.
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