Husband already file divorce paper but we haven't reach any agreement yet. He only said we'll have join custody, and we can split all the cars under our name but fail to mention apartments overseas.
IF (and this is a big "if") the properties would have been community property, had they been in California, then the court could order you to be compensated for half of their values.
But they would only be community property IF:
a. They were purchased during the marriage, AND
b. The money used to purchase them was not an inheritance or something your husband had saved prior to marriage.
This type of property is called "quasi-community property."
If the properties are not quasi-community, then the next question is whether any money earned during the marriage was used to pay for them or to improve them.
You should consult with an attorney to discuss this situation in more detail.
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Yes ne MUST declare these properties and if acquired during marriage, then here in CA they would be considered quasi-community property. Your husband would need to compensate you in some way for the value of your CP share. Get legal help from a family law attorney.
Yes you can, as they say. Hopefully there are assets here that you can collect for your share, assuming they are community property. If not, you can get a Judgment that may be enforced in many foreign jurisdictions. These assets must be disclosed.
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