2011 California Code
Family Code
DIVISION 4. RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS DURING MARRIAGE [700 - 1620]
CHAPTER 2. Separate Property
Section 771


CA Fam Code § 771 (through 2012 Leg Sess) What's This?

(a) The earnings and accumulations of a spouse and the minor children living with, or in the custody of, the spouse, while living separate and apart from the other spouse, are the separate property of the spouse.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the earnings and accumulations of an unemancipated minor child related to a contract of a type described in Section 6750 shall remain the sole legal property of the minor child.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 940, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

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