The “community property” rules sometimes confuse or alarm lawyers from states that apply the “common-law” property rules. Arizona community property is not really that complicated, but it can be foreign to estate planning practitioners from other states.
In this podcast episode, we try to simplify some of the Arizona community property rules. They seem second nature to us — and we think they reflect how most non-lawyer married couples treat their property rights anyway. But we discuss some of the wrinkles and common misunderstandings.