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Seperate Property - California question

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stingrey99

Junior Member
California:
Man has seperate property prior to 5 years before a 10 year marriage.. While married, lady cares for his child who is now in college. While married, money to improve the home was invested by man. Lady seperates and begins to work full time just prior to leaving him in 2001. Since 2001, nobody files for divorce until Nov 2004. Between 2001 - 2004 man improves home more.

Question. Is the home still seperate property.. THe money invested in impromovements (added garage, rooms, basketball court) any interest to lady?

the money to recondition the home since 2001 - 2004. is this any interest to her ?

Is this home 100% seperate property ?

also, home remains in title only in mans name.. Property never refianced..

If it is,, is the wife considered like a renter ? All the joint money he earned while she raised his child.. is any of this hers?
 
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LdiJ

Senior Member
stingrey99 said:
California:
Man has seperate property prior to 5 years before a 10 year marriage.. While married, lady cares for his child who is now in college. While married, money to improve the home was invested by man. Lady seperates and begins to work full time just prior to leaving him in 2001. Since 2001, nobody files for divorce until Nov 2004. Between 2001 - 2004 man improves home more.

Question. Is the home still seperate property.. THe money invested in impromovements (added garage, rooms, basketball court) any interest to lady?

the money to recondition the home since 2001 - 2004. is this any interest to her ?

Is this home 100% seperate property ?

also, home remains in title only in mans name.. Property never refianced..

If it is,, is the wife considered like a renter ? All the joint money he earned while she raised his child.. is any of this hers?
CA is a community property state, so in general, she would be entitled to 1/2 of any marital assets that accrued during the marriage.

That would include any increase in equity/appreciation of the home.

Was the separation a legal one? If so, all of those matters would have been addressed then.
 

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