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You'll find more info by doing a search on Community Property but here's what I posted awhile back --

The community property states are:






New Mexico.




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I live in California and the answer unfortunately is yes. Don't open joint bank accounts or credit card accounts. If you have a house do not put her name on title. They don't need to know she is now married so make sure she does not apply for credit in her new married name.

You would need to do some research yourself but I don't believe a creditor can go after a bank account for instance, that is in your name only just because you are now married. It is the joint bank accounts, home ownership, that kind of thing that draws the spouse's assets into the picture. So keeping things separate for the time being may be a smart idea.

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