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State Property Division Laws

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Although divorce laws in your state may vary, nearly every state is generally either an equitable division state or a community property state. Learn more property distribution by speaking with a local divorce lawyer about the circumstances of your divorce.

The chart below indicates the general category of property distribution that each state is considered. Keep in mind that these laws may have changed since our last update. A local divorce lawyer can talk to you about any law updates and explain exactly how these laws apply in your situation.

State Distribution Type
Alabama Equitable Distribution
Alaska Equitable Distribution
Arizona Community Property
Arkansas Equitable Distribution
California Community Property
Colorado Equitable Distribution
Connecticut Equitable Distribution
Delaware Equitable Distribution
Florida Equitable Distribution
Georgia Equitable Distribution
Hawaii Equitable Distribution
Idaho Community Property
Illinois Equitable Distribution
Indiana Equitable Distribution
Iowa Equitable Distribution
Kansas Equitable Distribution
Kentucky Equitable Distribution
Louisiana Community Property
Maine Equitable Distribution
Maryland Equitable Distribution
Massachusetts Equitable Distribution
Michigan Equitable Distribution
Minnesota Equitable Distribution
Mississippi Other
Missouri Equitable Distribution
Montana Equitable Distribution
Nebraska Equitable Distribution
Nevada Community Property
New Hampshire Equitable Distribution
New Jersey Equitable Distribution
New Mexico Community Property
New York Equitable Distribution
North Carolina Equitable Distribution
North Dakota Equitable Distribution
Ohio Equitable Distribution
Oklahoma Equitable Distribution
Oregon Equitable Distribution
Pennsylvania Equitable Distribution
Rhode Island Equitable Distribution
South Carolina Equitable Distribution
South Dakota Equitable Distribution
Tennessee Equitable Distribution
Texas Community Property
Utah Equitable Distribution
Vermont Equitable Distribution
Virginia Equitable Distribution
Washington Community Property
West Virginia Equitable Distribution
Wisconsin Community Property
Wyoming Equitable Distribution

The above synopsis of property division law is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local divorce lawyer in your area.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.