My stepsons wife wants a divorce. They were married in California but have been separated for a few years now. They are not legally separated. Nothing filed in court...they just basically walked away from each other. Is she entitled to anything? He now has a good job and is saving a lot of money?
Half the community property. That could range from nothing to millions of dollars. Then there is spousal support, maybe, that could be paid to one or the other. It depends on many facts.
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She is only entitled to 1/2 assets & obligations acquired through earnings during marriage which stops at the date of seraration - which does require legal separation, only the intent to end the marriage and not live as husband and wife.
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