Same as your question posted two minutes ago: If you had a prenuptial agreement, probably separate. If not, each of you has a community property interest in the wages of the other spouse during marriage.
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Unless you have a prenuptial agreement or have an expressed writing anything earned during the marriage will be considered community property during the marriage. You should consult with an attorney in person.
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Don't fight. That's the best protection for anyone's money.
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Depends on what you mean by "my money". Depends on the length of the marriage, on whether income during the marriage was used to acquire the assets you are referring to in this question, and depends on numerous other factors, none of which are enumerated in your question. People often erroneously believe that if an bank account or an asset stands in one spouse's name alone, that that asset or bank account is separate property. That's not how it works. You should consult with an attorney.
Valid prenuptial agreement followed by absence of any commingling will protect "my money".
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