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Spring 2009 - Texas Community Property

Sampson, John J

Credit Hours: 1  Course ID: 179M  Unique # 28282

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
MW2:00 - 2:50 pmTNH 2.123
Exam Type  Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
Final Friday, March 6 1:00 pm - A-Z
2.138
2.138
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description
Thanks to our heritage of Spanish law, from the days of the Republic all the way to the 21st Century the Texas Marital Property Regime has been based on the principles of community property, and, of course, its correlative, separate property.  This short course introduces these principles, as reflected by age- old case law to the current Texas Family Code, always overseen by the Texas Constitution.

The course will meet twice a week for fourteen 50-minute sessions, followed by a seventy-five minute exam.

Topics will include:  history; characterization; pre- and post-marital agreements; managerial rights and creditors' rights; homestead; and, dissolution of the community estate by death, divorce, annulment or emigration.

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