A Spouse’s Interest in Joint Management Community Property Cannot Be Conveyed to a Third Party so as to Effect Partition of the Community Estate
Wyler, Karl O., III
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Analyzes a Texas Court of Appeals case that held a spouse cannot effect an involuntary partition of joint management community property by conveying his interest to a third party. The article details the general rules by which spouses manage and control the community estate under section 5.22 of the Texas Family Code. The article next looks at the interpretation of the statute through several Texas cases and analyzes the interpretation under the current case.