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In property law, partition refers to the process of dividing property among co-owners who want to separate their interests in the property. There are two types of partitions: voluntary and judicial.

Voluntary partition occurs when co-owners agree to divide the property among themselves without court intervention. They may either physically divide the property into distinct portions or assign specific portions to each co-owner. A written agreement or deed is often required to reflect the changes in ownership.

Judicial partition, on the other hand, is used when co-owners cannot agree on the division of the property. In this case, one or more of them may file a lawsuit to seek a court-ordered partition. The court may order a sale of the property and divide the proceeds among the co-owners according to their ownership interests. In some cases, the court may physically divide the property, although this is not common.

It is important to note that the process of partition can vary based on jurisdiction and the specific circumstances of the case. Some jurisdictions may have specific rules and procedures governing partitions, and legal advice should be sought to navigate the complexities of property law. Additionally, the right to seek a partition may be subject to certain limitations, and the court will consider factors such as the nature of the property, the interests of the co-owners, and the feasibility of a fair division when making decisions regarding partition.

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