CALIFORNIA FAMILY CODE
DIVISION OF PROPERTY
DEBTS AND LIABILITIES
Family Code Section 2623
Debts incurred by either spouse after the date of separation but before
entry of a judgment of dissolution of marriage or legal separation of
the parties shall be confirmed as follows:
(a) Debts incurred by either spouse for the common necessaries of life
of either spouse or the necessaries of life of the children of the marriage
for whom support may be ordered, in the absence of a court order or written
agreement for support or for the payment of these debts, shall be confirmed
to either spouse according to the parties' respective needs and abilities
to pay at the time the debt was incurred.
(b) Debts incurred by either spouse for nonnecessaries of that spouse or
children of the marriage for whom support may be ordered shall be confirmed
without offset to the spouse who incurred the debt.