is my house considered community property

I live in california. My mother gave me a house as an early inheritance.
When she deeded it over to me she deeded it ‘as sole and seperate

Asked on October 15, 2017 under Family Law, California


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Your house is separate property because an inheritance is separate property whether it occurs before, during or after the marriage ends.
Separate property is property acquired before marriage or after the marriage ends.  However, as mentioned above, an inheritance is separate property regardless of your marital status.  Your spouse has no claim to your separate property and no claim to your inheritance..
Community property is property acquired during marriage with each spouse having a one half interest, but again there are exceptions such as an inheritance.

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