COMMON-LAW STATE

COMMON-LAW STATE

common-law state.

1. See NONCODE STATE.

2. Any state that has not adopted a community-property regime. ? The chief difference today between a community-property state and a common-law state is that in a common-law state, a spouse’s interest in property held by the other spouse does not vest until (1) a divorce action has been filed, or (2) the other spouse has died. Cf. COMMUNITY-PROPERTY STATE.


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