Me and my wife are seperated but not divorced, I'm looking at maybe buying a little house, if I did would that become part of the community property if I bought it before the divorce is final?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Yes and no. The community continues to exist while you are separated. However, if you have already filed suit, when you get the Judgment of Divorce, the judgment will have retroactive effect back to the date you filed for divorce. If you have not already filed for divorce, the property will legally remain community property even if you file afterwards.