Almost all marriages require a division of assets and debts. California is a community property. This means that all assets obtained and debts incurred during marriage are community property and thus, are shared equally between spouses. Property division can be one of the most complex aspects of terminating a marriage. Be sure to hire an attorney to ensure proper division of properties. What may appear as separate property of your spouse can in fact be community property, entitling you to half of it. Equally, what your spouse may contend is community property may in fact be your separate property, which you would not have to share with your spouse.