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How to Collect a Judgment Against a Non-Debtor Spouse

Is Debt Community Property in California?

Have you attempted to collect a judgment against an individual to no success? One option is to consider the means of the spouse. California is a community property state, meaning the community property of a debtor's spouse or domestic partner may be available to satisfy a judgment. Indeed, California law clearly states that the community property interests of the debtor and non-debtor spouse are generally liable for debts incurred by either spouse either before or during the marriage and prior to separation, whether the debt is based on contract or tort. California Family Code §§902, 910; Litke O'Farrell LLC v. Tipton (2012) 204 Cal. App. 4th 1178, 1181-82.

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