Community Property Interest in the Separate Property of Either Spouse

What is community property interest? Under California law, during a divorce proceeding, personal property and real estate will be classified as either “Separate Property” or “Community Property” for purposes of division. California is a community law state, and as such, all … [Read more...]

Community Property Laws in California

California is a Community Property Jurisdiction state. Divorce and all the emotional strains that come with it can be a very trying time for couples who, when they got married, never contemplated the idea that their relationship would ever fail, and that they would be seeking a … [Read more...]

Dividing Intellectual Property in a Divorce

Dividing intellectual property in a divorce. A common (and difficult) part of divorce involves dividing the community property between divorcing spouses. Such community property may often include bank accounts, family homes, vehicles, investment accounts, business interests, and … [Read more...]

Dividing Marital Assets in a Divorce – Goodwill

Dividing marital assets in a divorce - goodwill. One of the most challenging parts of a divorce involves dividing marital assets between divorcing spouses. Couples easily recognize that such assets includes things like the family house, the family car, and the family bank … [Read more...]

My Soon to Be Ex Is Lying About Money – Financial Infidelity

My soon to be ex is lying about money - financial infidelity. Divorce is never a pleasant process, and the emotions associated with a broken marriage can influence both spouses to make inadvisable decisions. In all contested divorces, and many uncontested divorces, both spouses … [Read more...]

California Teachers’ Retirement is Community Property

California teachers' retirement is community property. CalSTRS was founded in 1913 and is part of the State of California's Government Operations Agency. The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) provides retirement, disability and survivor benefits for … [Read more...]

The Pitfall of Real Property Transfers In Divorce Proceedings

The pitfall of real property transfers in divorce proceedings. During a divorce proceeding, unwary parties erroneously believe that if they obtain a fully executed transfer deed from the other spouse, then based on this alone, the real property is now their separate property. … [Read more...]

Separate Property vs Community Property in a Divorce?

Prior to marriage, each party’s property is known as “separate property.” This means that you--and only you--own this property, and it should remain yours following a divorce. Any property that you and your spouse accrue during marriage is known as “community property” in … [Read more...]

Division of Property Between Married Couples – Change of Ownership

California has a number of rules for the division of property between married couples. Many people spend a significant portion of their adult lives married. These years often include the beginning of a career and the acquisition of significant property, such as a family home. For … [Read more...]