(a) The court, in its discretion, may appoint one or three referees to partition property
capable of being partitioned, if requested to do so by a party. The number of referees appointed must conform to the request of at least one of
(b) The referees shall have the powers and perform the duties of referees in, and
the court shall have the same powers with respect to their report as in, partition
actions under Title 10.5 (commencing with Section 872.010) of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
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