What is considered marital property in California?

What is considered marital property in California?

All property that a couple acquires during marriage is considered marital, or community property in California. A couple's community property must be divided equally if there is no written agreement (such as a prenuptial agreement) requiring a particular division of property.

Are cars community property in California?

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Any property, cars, boats or other vehicles purchased, accumulated income and savings, 401(k)'s, stocks and bonds, etc. acquired during the marriage (or domestic partnership) are presumed to belong to both spouses or domestic partners – i.e. the “community.”

How long do you have to be married to get half of everything in California?

Under California Law, the general presumption for duration of support is “one-half the length of the marriage,” for marriages of fewer than 10 years. This means that if you were married for six years, the judge has the right to limit alimony for one-half of the marriage if the need exists (three years).

When did California become a community property state?

1850California has been a community property state since it became a state in 1850.