My father & my uncle owned real property in Louisiana together I did my succession. Cousins didn't. I was awarded a Judgment of Possession of my father's 1/2 interest. Per the tax bill my deceased uncle's name is on it c/o me. How to separate my property from theirs? I pay the taxes and upkeep which are minimal. They contribute nothing. I want to sell my half.
If the co-owners don't agree to sell the property, you will have to hire a lawyer in Louisiana to file a lawsuit for partition. The court will then order that the property be sold in a judicially supervised sale, and the proceeds distributed equitably.
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I agree with the prior attorney. The standard legal action in these cases is an action for partition. Retain an experienced real estate litigation attorney to get this matter resolved.
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I agree with Mr. Chen. At least in California, when co-owners cannot agreement on the management of property, and the parties cannot agree on a buy-out of one or the other, the best way to proceed is through a partition action.
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