Community Property vs. Separate Property in a Divorce

Community property is any property obtained during the marriage. If income was earned during the marriage, any proceeds from the income will be community property.  Upon dissolution, equity in a community property asset will be awarded equally to both parties.  Separate property is any property obtained before or after the marriage and any property that was received during the marriage as a gift or inheritance. In a divorce, separate property will be awarded to the party who owns the separate property.

If you need a divorce attorney in the Orange County area to discuss property issues or any other family law matter including child support, custody, spousal support and property division, contact Treviño Law, Inc, at (949) 716-2102. Conveniently located off of the 5 and 405 freeway at Lake Forest.

Treviño Law, Inc.
23151 Moulton Parkway
Laguna Hills, California
Phone (949) 716-2102
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Please note that the posting of this information does not constitute legal advice for a divorce in Orange County. Facts and circumstances of the dissolution proceedings may alter the required action and analysis in any given family law case.
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