Assets not community property:
1. Professional education. An advanced degree like a medical or law degree is not subject to division by a divorce court. It is the property of the party that went to school and earned a degree. There are situations where some expenses paid by the spouse who did not go to school may have to be paid back to that spouse.
2. Accrued vacation time that can’t be taken as cash is not divisible. Many companies offer a perk of extended vacation days that may not be cashed out if you don’t use the vacation days. Some employers even have a limit on the number of days you can cash out and you lose the rest if you don’t take them. But accrued vacation pay that you receive with your employment is divisible.
3. Term insurance. Term insurance is life insurance that lapses on a date certain. Some courts consider it property while others do not. It will depend upon where you file your divorce. On the other hand, whole life insurance policies are divided as community property.