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Any property that was acquired by the spouses during marriage, other than by means of inheritance or a gift from a third party to one spouse, is considered community property. Each spouse holds a one-half interest in all community property and all community property is divided equally between the two parties during a divorce.
Separate property is property that was acquired by one spouse either before marriage or during the marriage by inheritance or gift from a third party. Property acquired by each spouse after the parties have started living apart generally is considered separate property. Separate property remains with the spouse who acquired it in an
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