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.