This classic casebook on the California community property system contains carefully updated coverage of premarital agreements, transmutations, same-sex marriage, equal management and control, interspousal rights and remedies, and creditorsâe(tm) rights. Core chapters discuss the complexity that flows from classifying property as community or separate. Statutory provisions have been updated in the text and in the appendix. The teacherâe(tm)s manual has been completely revised.
Traces the historical development of the community property concept. Also introduces basic classification principles, including limitations on the classification process. The remaining chapters deal with the consequences flowing from the classification of property as community or separate, including management and control rights and responsibilities, creditors' rights, and distribution of property on the termination of the community. Further ramifications and problems are explored in the notes to the cases.
This thorough casebook provides a deep and current analysis of California Community Property issues in a format proven effective through years of successful use in the classroom. When you review Community Property in California, Fouth Edition, you will notice these strengths: outstanding authorship from a recognized expert - Grace Ganz Blumberg draws on her expertise in both community property and family law comprehesive coverage suitable for preparation for the California bar examination and for California practice in the areas of divorce, decedents' estates, and the debtor-creditor law a balanced presentation that combines cases, notes, problems, and other materials to make the casebook both accessible and enlightening inclusion of comparative materials, including the uniform Marital Property Act and the American Law Institutues Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution concise Teacher's Manual helps instructor's prepare for class The Fourth Edition reflects: California's revision of the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act, in response to Marriage of Pendleton & Fireman and Marriage of Bonds the consequences of concealing assets at divorce, illustrated by Marriage of Rossi important statutory developments in the law of non-marital cohabitation and the series of statutes creating rights for domestic partners survivorship community property, the new hybrid of community property and joint tenancy the demise of the estate tax, with concomitant changes in the 'stepped-up basis' rules