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Family Code section 910 was amended effective 1/1/17 following the enactment of Family Code section 70, which overturns the Supreme Court's ruling in Marriage of Davis.

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Effective 1/1/2017

Section 910. Liability of community estate for debt incurred before or during marriage

(a) Except as otherwise expressly provided by statute, the community estate is liable for a debt incurred by either spouse before or during marriage, regardless of which spouse has the management and control of the property and regardless of whether one or both spouses are parties to the debt or to a judgment for the debt.
(b) "During marriage" for purposes of this section does not include the period after the date of separation, as defined in Section 70, and before a judgment of dissolution of marriage or legal separation of the parties.