All community property must be distributed in a way that is fair and equal
California Property Division Laws
Counsel from Southern California Divorce Lawyers
California is a community property state, which means that each spouse will be awarded half of the marital assets and half of the marital debt. California’s rules of property division are less flexible than the laws in many other states. Still, an experienced and creative divorce attorney can find room for negotiation and strategic financial planning.
Community Property vs. Separate Property
Separate property can also become marital property under certain circumstances. For instance, if you used inheritance money to put your spouse through graduate school or to remodel your shared home, the inheritance has become commingled with marital property, losing its separate property designation.