Will seperate real estate developed after a marriage become community property?
Question Details: Vacant land was purchased and garage built before marriage. Now after marriage the garage was developed into a house. Is that now community property? His name was never put on the deed.
Yes, because the garage was developed into a house, the increase in value or equity is community property. Example: the garage and land was worth $50k. Putting a house on it means the property as a whole is worth $150k. The $100k increase in value is community property.
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