(LAWI-4016) - 2 UNITS

The class will focus on community property, but will include a comparative analysis of the equitable distribution marital property approach. Among the community property issues explored will be characterization issues arising from the definitions of separate, community, and quasi-marital property, tracing, transmutation, and title presumptions. The course will also address retroactivity of community property laws, rights in particular types of property such as bank accounts and intangible property, and rights at separation, divorce, and death.