Shared Assets, Shared Risks: Navigating Community Property Law

California's Community Property laws can have a significant impact on your business. These laws determine who holds ownership of your business and who has the authority to make critical decisions. The reach of Community Property laws extends to your clientele, business transactions, and the contracts you forge with partners and suppliers. From credit and loans to the allocation of assets and the authorization to sign checks, these laws affect the very fabric of your business operations. Whether you're married, going to get married, separated, getting a divorce, or your spouse or business partner dies, understanding these legal nuances is essential.

Join us to learn the fundamentals of "Community Property" and its counterpart, "Separate Property." This informative session will equip you with the knowledge you need to safeguard your assets and future success.


As a fellow business owner, attorney Ben Martin loves helping new and small businesses survive and thrive. With over 20 years of experience working for SBDCs, non-profits, and pro bono service to people wanting to build their futures, Ben has a reputation for advice that gives business owners confidence and independence using plain language, a sense of humor, and by offering low or no cost DIY business solutions.

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