I have started living with a woman in May 2013. I have a large tax debt (judgment in 2009 on tax years 2003 and 2004) that we do not want transferred or assessed to this woman. We have been told that the community property rules in California state that my debt can be assessed to the woman that I am living with now. Is that true? And if that is true what is the time line for community property in California. We do not comingle funds. All housing costs are paid by her. I do not pay anything on her house or for the housing costs. She is greatly concerned that if we continue to live together that the tax debt can and will be assessed against her assets. Do I need to move out to avoid that?