community property


Definition of community property

: property held jointly by a married couple

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Recent Examples on the Web In the movie, the success of Roslyn's schools, which raises parents' self-esteem and community property values, leads to scarce oversight of its finances. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "HBO's 'Bad Education': How college obsession, corruption teamed up long before 2019 scandal," 24 Apr. 2020 The statute conspicuously omits any reference to Texas community property law and how it must be addressed to make a TOD deed work for a married couple. Dallas News, "Transfer on death deeds in Texas: A disaster for many," 9 Feb. 2020 The government added that community property isn’t exempt from criminal debt. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, "Uresti may owe fraud victims more than $3M, feds say," 8 Mar. 2018 Colonists paid an initiation fee, a membership fee and monthly dues and in return would get five acres and a house and the use of community property, such as horses, wagons and agricultural machinery. Martina Schimitschek, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Olivenhain: Upscale community prizes its rural atmosphere," 27 June 2019 The Bezoses are married in Washington, a community property state, and experts say his entire fortune—as much as $140 billion—could be split right down the middle. Ben Widdicombe, Town & Country, "Billion Dollar Divorces: What Happens When the Super Wealthy Risk Everything for Love on the Down-Low," 10 Apr. 2019 San Antonio Housing Authority offices and community properties will be closed. Jennifer Hiller, San Antonio Express-News, "Businesses shut down for icy weather," 16 Jan. 2018 Answer: Inheritances are considered separate property in every state, including community property states. Liz Weston,, "What's better, collecting Social Security early or blowing through retirement savings?," 15 Apr. 2018 The city of San Antonio and the San Antonio Housing Authority both announced that their offices, facilities and community properties were to reopen at 10 a.m., while Bexar County offices and courts planned to open at regular times. Bruce Selcraig, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio’s storm over — but ice remains," 16 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of community property

1848, in the meaning defined above

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“Community property.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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