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...]

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...]