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Code of Civil Procedure - CCP

PART 2. OF CIVIL ACTIONS [307 - 1062.20]

  ( Part 2 enacted 1872. )

TITLE 10.5. PARTITION OF REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY [872.010 - 874.240]

  ( Title 10.5 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 73. )

CHAPTER 2. Commencement of Action [872.210 - 872.550]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 73. )

ARTICLE 4. Parties [872.510 - 872.550]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 73. )

872.510.
  

The plaintiff shall join as defendants in the action all persons having or claiming interests of record or actually known to the plaintiff or reasonably apparent from an inspection of the property, in the estate as to which partition is sought.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 73.)

872.520.
  

(a) If the name of a person described in Section 872.510 is not known to the plaintiff, the plaintiff shall so state in the complaint and shall name as parties all persons unknown in the manner provided in Section 872.550.

(b) If the ownership or the share or quantity of the interest of a person described in Section 872.510 is unknown, uncertain, or contingent, the plaintiff shall so state in the complaint. If the lack of knowledge, uncertainty, or contingency is caused by a transfer to an unborn or unascertained person or class member, or by a transfer in the form of a contingent remainder, vested remainder subject to defeasance, executory interest, or similar disposition, the plaintiff shall also state in the complaint, so far as is known to the plaintiff, the name, age, and legal disability (if any) of the person in being who would be entitled to ownership of the interest had the contingency upon which the right of such person depends occurred prior to the commencement of the action.

(c) The court shall upon its own motion or upon motion of any party make such orders for joinder of additional parties and for appointment of guardians ad litem pursuant to Sections 372, 373, and 373.5 as are necessary or proper.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 73.)

872.530.
  

(a) If a person described in Section 872.510 is dead and the plaintiff knows of a personal representative, the plaintiff shall join such personal representative as a defendant.

(b) If a person described in Section 872.510 is dead, or is believed by the plaintiff to be dead, and the plaintiff knows of no personal representative:

(1) The plaintiff shall state these facts in an affidavit filed with the complaint.

(2) Where it is stated in the affidavit that such person is dead, the plaintiff may join as defendants “the testate and intestate successors of ____ (naming such deceased person), deceased, and all persons claiming by, through, or under said decedent,” naming them in that manner.

(3) Where it is stated in the affidavit that such person is believed to be dead, the plaintiff may join such person as a defendant, and he may also join “the testate and intestate successors of ____ (naming such person) believed to be deceased, and all persons claiming by, through, or under such person,” naming them in that manner.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 73.)

872.540.
  

Where property is subject to a lease, community lease, unit agreement, or other pooling arrangement with respect to oil or gas or both, the plaintiff need not join as defendants persons whose only interest in the property is that of a lessee, royalty-owner, lessor-owner of other real property in the community, unit, or pooled area, or working interest owner, or persons claiming under them, and the judgment shall not affect the interests of such persons not joined as defendants.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 73.)

872.550.
  

Where partition is sought as to all interests in the property, the plaintiff may join as defendants “all persons unknown claiming any interest in the property,” naming them in that manner.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 73.)

CCPCode of Civil Procedure - CCP4.