What is community property and debt?
Community property includes all property you and your spouse have at the time of divorce except property that a spouse can prove (or the spouses agree) is the separate property of one spouse.
Your community property may include real estate (a house or land), a business, cars, money, retirement accounts, furniture and other things earned or purchased by either spouse during your marriage. It doesn’t matter which spouse’s earnings were used to purchase the property or which spouse’s name is on the title.
Community debt is debt you or your spouse got during the marriage.
The law says that community property and debt should be divided when you get divorced in way that is “just and right.” This does not necessarily mean 50/50.
Note: There are exceptions to these general rules. If you have questions, it’s important to talk with a lawyer.