Community Property Division in a L.A.
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Divorce & Marital Property Division
California is a community property state, meaning that all joint property
and debts of a married couple or registered domestic partnership are to be
divided equally. Generally, any property or obligations acquired from the date of marriage
through the date of separation is considered community property. This
- Bank accounts
- Real estate
- Pension and 401(k) accounts
- Family-owned and operated businesses
- A legal, medical, or dental practice, etc.
Community property also involves your marital debts, such as debts acquired
from credit cards, car loans, home loans, or other obligations.
One of the first steps to address when dealing with the division of community
property in Los Angeles will be to deal with identifying individual property.
Again, the timeline of when you acquired the property will be crucial.
Property or debts from before marriage or domestic partnership are generally
individual assets and debts. However, while married or domiciled in California,
some acquired property could still belong to the individual instead of
Specifically, separate property owned by a spouse can be classified as follows:
- All property owned by a person before marriage
- All property owned by a person after marriage by gift, inheritance, or devise
- Property that is produced by separate property (examples would be "rents,
issues, and profits" of the above)
- Property acquired after the date of separation
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