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Community Versus Separate Property

You may already know that California is a community property state. This means that marriage or registration of a domestic partnership places two people into a single “community.” Property and debt acquired during the marriage or partnership becomes community property or community debt. In a California divorce, the court is required to divide the community estate in equal shares between the spouses. On the other hand, once the court determines that an asset is separate, it loses the po