A frequent problem for owners of real estate occurs when the property is jointly owned with a partner (e.g., boyfriend, girlfriend, parent, sibling, etc.) who becomes uncooperative or abusive. To solve this problem, the property owner must file a lawsuit to dissolve the joint ownership of the real property. This is known as a partition action. Partition lawsuits also allow a joint owner of property to recover damages and expenses that are unfairly assessed against the joint owner. An experienced real estate litigation attorney can assist a joint owner of real estate by successfully obtaining a judgment for partition of real estate, or in negotiating a buy-out or sale of the property. Call the Law Offices of Louie and Kitsuse to speak to an experienced attorney for a free consultation to discuss your options.