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Management and Control of Personal Property

Learn the scope of each spouse’s right to manage and control community personal property, including the right to transfer property to third parties.


The characterization of property as either separate or community is most often discussed in the end-of-marriage context. But characterization also impacts each spouse’s right to manage and control property during marriage. If property is one spouse’s separate property, then the other spouse has no right to manage or control the property. But if property is community property, then spouses share rights to manage and control the property during marriage. In this video, we’ll focus on the...