A partition case in Rhode Island is a fair, legal action in which an individual corporation or legal entity can require the sale of genuine estate versus another co-owner or life renter.

Partition cases can be a result of many different types of real property disputes 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 seen as a valuable household homestead passed down through the generations to one member of the household while the other member of the household desires to sell the property (house) and cash out the equity in the property. A Life renter with a life estate can look for to require the sale of the property against the owner of the property.