Understanding California Community Property Law (2015)

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Understanding California Community Property Law is the first volume of its kind to present and to extend the field. Coverage includes all basic issues related to the ownership of property during marriage. Mathematized legal holdings are mapped and explained, as are issues related to community property management and control, liability, and partition. Premarital contracts, transmutations, and contracts between intimate partners are covered, so too are issues surrounding the validity and dissolution of marriage. Understanding California Community Property Law specifically extends the field by contextualizing the California Multiple Party Accounts Law and the California Domestic Violence Prevention Act within the community property system. Each chapter includes a series of concise examples that illustrate how the law applies. Appellate cases are reported by judicial district. Special emphasis is given to controlling California Supreme Court cases.

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Table of Contents

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1 The California Community Property System in Context

Part II The Importance of Characterization

Chapter 2 Community Property

Chapter 3 Separate Property

Part III Commingled Property

Chapter 4 An Overview of Terms, Principles, and Issues

Chapter 5 Accounts and Purchases Made from a Commingled Account

Chapter 6 Credit Questions

Chapter 7 Separate Property Business Growth

Chapter 8 Life Insurance

Chapter 9 Work Life: From Training to Retirement

Part IV Duties, Rights, and Liabilities

Chapter 10 Management and Control of Community Property

Chapter 11 Domestic Violence

Chapter 12 General Principles of Community Property Liability

Part V Contracts Between Prospective Spouses, Spouses, and Nonmarried Cohabitants

Chapter 13 Premarital Agreements

Chapter 14 Transmutation

Chapter 15 Nonmarital Relationships

Part VI Termination of Marriage

Chapter 16 Judgments of Dissolution, Legal Separation, and Nullity

Chapter 17 Death