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California is a community property state. However, it does recognize separate property that was acquired prior to the marriage
That means that he is not automatically entitled to 50 percent of all the property.
It is something that would be evaluated based on his contribution to the properties, and then it would only be a portion of the increased value from the time they married until the time they separate with intent to divorce.
I would certainly suggest she consult with a local attorney before she agrees to anything with him
Based on his behavior with the adultrey and porn, it is possible that she could be entitled to spousal support and also certainly a portion of his retirement
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