DID YOU KNW BY ATTORNEY F.M. ZAVALA
Summary of Characterization Factors
The four major factors that determine the characterization of property as separate or community are:
1. Time of the property’s acquisition;
2.Operation of various exceptions to the definition of community property;
3.Pre-marital, post-marital, and transmutation agreements; and
4.Actions of the parties, including actions that create both separate and community property interests.