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Thank you for your question. Under ordinary circumstances, the answer is "no". California is a community property state and community property is generally divided 50/50, but community property generally includes only property acquired after the date of marriage and before the date of separation, unless acquired by gift, devise, or bequest. There are always exceptions--for example, if the parties have a prenuptial agreement, the property acquired prior to marriage might be split 50/50 by agreement--but normally, one spouse has no right to property acquired prior to marriage by the other.
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Yes it does thank you,
Very good. Did you have any other questions?
What happen when you fiance has a kid from a prior relationship and has custody of the kid, do you become legally responsible?
Based on being a step-parent, no legal relationship is created between the step-parent and the step-child. Step-parents sometimes adopt, and that creates a legal obligation, but there is ordinarily no legal responsibility.
Everyone is responsible for their own kids--not other people's kids.
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