It also includes certain property obtained during marriage that is acquired by gift or inheritance, produced by other separate property (other money or property generated by the separate property), or acquired after you separate from your spouse.
Separate divorce property is anything you have that you owned before you were married or before you registered your domestic partnership. Inheritances and gifts to one spouse or domestic partner, even during the marriage or domestic partnership, are also your own property. Rents, profits, or other money you earn from your property is also separate property. And property you buy with your property is also separate property.
Separate property example:
For example, if you buy a car with money you inherited from a relative who passed away, the car belongs to you even if you bought it during the marriage or domestic partnership, because it was bought with your own property.
Separate property is also anything that you acquire after the date of separation, including money you earn. This is one of the reasons why the date of separation is so important. It can determine whether certain property or debt is community or separate property.
If you have your own property, it belongs only to you, as long as it was kept separately. Debts, such as credit cards you might get after the date of separation, can be separate property too.
Always look at the source of the money used to buy an item. In this way, you can decide if the item is separate property or community property.
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