Partition of Property: Definition & Process


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Which of the following co-owners may not be able to compel partition of their property?

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1. Peter and Mary own 30 acres of farm land as joint tenants. Peter goes to court demanding partition in kind. The court orders partition in kind. What do Peter and Mary own after the partition?

2. A ____ is a court's preferred method of partition.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz and worksheet to practice what you know about property partitions and the types of partitions that can be made. Quiz questions will test you on the ways property can be partitioned, the type of co-owner that cannot compel partition of their property, your ability to identify property partitions and how co-owners can effectuate a voluntary partition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This pair of study materials focuses on the following goals:

  • Name the type of co-owners who aren't able to compel partition of their property
  • Identify property ownership after a partition of property
  • Understand the different methods of property partitions
  • Recognize how co-owners can effectuate a voluntary partition

Skills Practiced

Lesson comprehension skills you will practice include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related real estate lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the types of partitions and interpret them correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main phrases by definitions or facts, such as co-owners who cannot compel property partitions and a court's preferred method of partitioning
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the methods of partitioning property and how co-owners can effectuate a voluntary partition

Additional Learning

To find out more on partition of property, review the related lesson, Partition of Property: Definition & Process. The objectives in this lesson include:

  • Understand why property partitions are ordered
  • Define tenants in common
  • Understand how voluntary partitions, partitions by sale and partition in kind are made
  • Examine examples of property partitions