California is a community property state. When the divorce court divides property, community property is divided equally among the spouses. Community property is anything that is aquired during the marriage through time, effort or skill.
What is not community property in a California divorce proceeding is separate property. Anything not acquired by the time, effort of skill of either party is separate property, including gifts and inheritance.
Division of Debts
Commnity debts in a California divorce are divided equally between the parties. Separate debts are assumed by the party who incurred them as his or her sole and separate obligation.