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If you werte married in a community property state and one spouse moves to a non community state does that remove the community property factor

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What do you mean by the community property factor? Do you mean to ask whether the property is still considered community property when he leaves the state?

Which property? The property located in the community property state?

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My question is simple we were married in a community property state do the community property laws apply when a spouse still married moves out of state and files for divorce from a non community property state in other words should I be proactive in filing before she does in a non community property state

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ANSWER: I can't decide for you whether you should decide to file first, but in general, property acquired as community property in a community property state is not converted to non-community property when someone moves to another state. The property retains its characterization.

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