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Community Property States

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Definition: Community property states in the United States are:
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Idaho
  • Louisiana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Territory of Puerto Rico.

Their laws state that property accumulated during a marriage would be divided equally in the event of a divorce.

Other states have a policy of dividing assets on an equitable distribution basis.

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