What you describe is not community property.
The court cannot use this in its distribution of community property, because it technically no longer exists. It was used. Sort of like when you spend money... Once the money is spent, it is no longer an asset that can be counted as community property.
Now, this could be considered in a determination of spousal support
; for example, if the court was contemplating awarding spousal support to her, this contribution would likely reduce any support order
However, what you are describing, a benefit that has been used? It is no longer an asset that can be divided. So it will not be part of the division of community property.
This is the part of my job I don't like...when the law is not in favor of my customer. I wish I could tell you that a judge would be forced to consider this as an asset, but I can only provide you information based on the law so that you can act on the best available information to you...I wish I had better news, but can only hope you recognize and understand my predicament and don't shoot the messenger. I'm sorry!
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