Family law attorneys sometimes wrestle with cases that involve personal injury damages and the question inevitably comes up whether those personal injury settlement or damages are community property or separate property. The characterization of personal injury damages and how they are distributed can lead to family law litigation. In this article, we will discuss the issue of “community personal injury damages” and Family Code 2603 and generally what California law says about the subject.
This article is not legal advice. This article is not intended to apply to your specific case. You should always retain an experienced family law attorney before making any decisions on your specific matter.