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California separate property agreement

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In California, if my wife and I make an agreement that her earnings will henceforth be her separate property, and some of that money is used for things like buying groceries for both of us, will the rest of that money lose its separateness and become community property?

Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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In California, if my wife and I make an agreement that her earnings will henceforth be her separate property, and some of that money is used for things like buying groceries for both of us, will the rest of that money lose its separateness and become community property?
Response: No, it would not. Her earnings would remain her separate property pursuant to your agreement.