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.

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