Couples may change the nature and character of property after they marry. This is known as a transmutation. Usually, this comes up when a person transfers his or her separate property post marriage into community property. However, there are strict requirements in order to have a valid transmutation. Some of the questions that individuals might have are 1) Is a quitclaim sufficient for a transmutation?; 2) Is a Grant Deed needed to have a valid transmutation?; 3) Is any writing evidencing an interspousal transfer enough to show a transmutation?
California Family Code sets out the requirements to have a valid transmutation. This area of law is very complex and highly litigated since usually it involves a lot of money. At the time of the divorce, each side will argue his or her position (that there is or there is not a valid transmutation).
If you live in Orange County, Riverside County, or San Bernardino County and if you have a transmutation issue in your divorce, contact one of our knowledgeable and aggressive attorneys.
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