Division of property

When you are married in community of property, all property gained before and during the marriage will be joint property of you and your spouse. Inheritances and gifts to one of the spouses will also be added to the community of property. Unless there is an exclusion clause. This also counts for debts that existed before the marriage of incurred during the marriage. Both spouses can be held liable. There are some exceptions, like a compensation paid for a personal injury. This is a strictly personal property.

When there is community of property, the property has to be divided equally among the spouses. If one wishes to keep the house for instance, he or she will have to pay the other spouse half of the value of the house.