Community Property State

A state that employs Community Property Laws.

These laws determine how Assets and Debts acquired during a marriage are owned and divided in the event of a divorce or death of one spouse.

They include include:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Idaho
  • Louisiana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Alaska, South Dakota, and Tennessee are "opt in" states, meaning it gives partners the choice to be governed by the "community property" system.