The difference between community property or separate property in California can be an important distinction during a divorce. Although most people understand the basics of community property, it is not always a straight forward application. Community property is any property that is earned or acquired during the marriage. Separate property is any property earned or owned before or after the marriage. Separate property also consists of inherited property or property received as a gift. A common misconception among parties is that separate property is income that one party earns while working during the marriage. However, any income earned during the marriage is community property.
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