A partition case in Rhode Island is an equitable, legal action in which an individual corporation or legal entity can require the sale of realty versus another co-owner or life occupant.

Partition cases can be an outcome of lots of various types of real property conflicts in between owners or life occupants or other interests in the property as set forth in the Rhode Island statute.
In some cases, the property is viewed as an important household homestead passed down through the generations to one member of the household while the other member of the household wants to sell the property (house) and money out the equity in the property. A Life renter with a life estate can look for to force the sale of the property against the owner of the property.