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Community property is property that was acquired during the marriage other than by means of either an inheritance or a gift to one spouse, according to California Family Code section 760. Each spouse holds one-half interest in community property from the marriage. In a
Separate property is property that was acquired by one spouse either before marriage or acquired during marriage by inheritance or given from a third party, according to California Family Code section 770. Also, property acquired during the marriage but after the parties have separated and started living apart is considered separate property. In a
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