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A partition is a term used in the
Forced sales generally occur because owners of property are unable to agree upon certain aspects of the ownership. The owners may disagree on how to use the property, on the amount of money to invest into the property, or on their right to occupy and use the whole of the property. If the parties cannot come to an agreement, the case moves to court through a petition to partition action. As the number of co-habitants increases in the United States, the petition to partition action has become more common as a remedy to divide real and personal property.
Property may be owned by more than one person either as