What is Equitable Distribution of Community Property?
In a divorce, there is an equal and equitable distribution of the marital property. Community property is divided equally between the spouses — they each have an undivided one-half interest. If not a precise 50/50 split, then the community property is divided fairly and equitably under the parties’ unique circumstances. What is equitable depends in part on the kind and nature of the marital property being divided. The judge has considerable discretion on the division and distribution of community assets.