Legal Center:  Who Owns What


by Aaron Dishon, Esq.

General Information

Generally, community property and obligations are those acquired during marriage and prior to separation. 

They could include assets acquired after separation using community funds and obligations incurred after separation to preserve community assets.

Generally, they do not include items incurred or acquired after separation or those acquired or incurred prior to marriage. And, generally, those items acquired or incurred during marriage by gift or inheritance are excluded from the community. 

Items commingled with community property may be the exception.

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