Jordan + Lawyers stands out among South Florida law firms in its approach to client representation. The firm’s attorneys focus their attention on identifying and resolving clients’ problems in a cost-efficient and productive way. The firm’s practice is concentrated in the areas of real estate law and business law. They handle both transactional matters and litigation matters.
Daniel T. Pascale, one of the partners in Jordan + Lawyers, knows Jupiter real estate. He is also familiar with local business interests in Jupiter. Dan uses this knowledge and his clients’ objectives to craft effective legal strategies in the areas of commercial litigation and real estate. His experience handling these types of matters in the courts in Palm Beach County and with real estate professionals in the area contributes to his success in these areas of practice.
In particular, one type of real estate law with which Dan is very familiar is known as partition. Partition becomes an issue when there are multiple owners of a property whose interests are not aligned. For example, the owners may not be in agreement about how to handle repairs, one owner may not be contributing his share of expenses or the owners may not be able to agree on a sales price for the property. The first step to resolving such problems is exploring options with an experienced attorney like Dan Pascale. At times, Mr. Pascale is able to help the owners reach agreement without going to court.
At other times, the owners cannot agree so a partition action must be filed. Florida Statute Chapter 64 governs the partition of both real property and personal property. Chapter 64 outlines the steps that must be taken in order for a court to order the sale of jointly-owned real property. In filing a partition lawsuit, the attorney for the Plaintiff must set forth the legal description of the property and outline the ownership interests of the parties. The attorney must add enough facts to allow the judge to adjudicate the rights and interests of the parties. Usually, the opposing party contests the facts as asserted so, in the discovery phase of the lawsuit, both sides gather evidence to prove such facts as the value of the property and the contributions made by each. Once the court makes a decision, it may award attorneys’ fees and costs as the judge deems appropriate based on the circumstances.
Jupiter, Florida is known to residents and visitors alike as a destination for work and play. Its educational system boasts A-rated schools, as well as a branch of Florida Atlantic University. For sports fans, Roger Dean Stadium is the prime spot to catch a minor league or spring training game. Riverwalk, a recreational corridor tracking the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway for 2.5 miles, includes nature, entertainment and history along its route. It also passes restaurants, shops, residences and hotels. Jupiter offers residents and snowbirds lifestyle choices including planned communities like the award-winning Abacoa, waterfront homes or condominiums, and racquet or yacht club environments.
If you have questions about partition of real estate or selling jointly held property in Jupiter, Florida, please feel free to contact real estate attorney Daniel T. Pascale for a free phone consultation on his direct line at: 305.310.1170.