Using the Examples & Explanations pedagogy and FITS (Funds, Intentions, and Title)—an original tool for understanding the complexities of California Community Property—Charlotte Goldberg presents an effective and timely overview of California’s community property system.
- FITS (Funds, Intentions, and Title)—a class-tested, unique tool for determining, under California law, whether marital property is to be considered community or separate property
- The FITS acronym helps students to understand the roles that funds, intentions, and titles play in characterizing property as either separate or community
- the proven-effective Examples & Explanations pedagogy combines straightforward introductions with well-written examples and explanations that apply concepts, reinforce learning, and test understanding of material covered
- meticulous treatment of joint titles and reimbursement, featuring examples thoroughly illustrating all possible scenarios, including retroactivity
- coverage of tangible and intangible property, such as businesses, educational degrees, goodwill, and pensions
- premarital agreements and recent amendments to the Premarital Agreement Act
Updated throughout and with many new examples, the Second Edition features:
- major developments regarding retroactivity of the Family Code—affecting premarital agreements, fiduciary duty, and domestic partnerships
- several new cases clarifying premarital agreements and fiduciary duty
- new case decision regarding celebrity goodwill
- coverage of Family Code §4 and §2640(c)
Designed and written for the needs of students, Examples & Explanations: California Community Property, now in a Second Edition, combines the time-tested E&E pedagogy with a class-tested tool of analysis that makes an enormous difference in the depth and quality of students’ understanding of California community property law.