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Family Code - FAM

DIVISION 4. RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS DURING MARRIAGE [700 - 1620]

  ( Division 4 enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. )
  

PART 2. CHARACTERIZATION OF MARITAL PROPERTY [760 - 853]

  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. )
  

CHAPTER 5. Transmutation of Property [850 - 853]
  ( Chapter 5 enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. )

  
853.  

(a) A statement in a will of the character of property is not admissible as evidence of a transmutation of the property in a proceeding commenced before the death of the person who made the will.

(b) A waiver of a right to a joint and survivor annuity or survivor’s benefits under the federal Retirement Equity Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-397) is not a transmutation of the community property rights of the person executing the waiver.

(c) A written joinder or written consent to a nonprobate transfer of community property on death that satisfies Section 852 is a transmutation and is governed by the law applicable to transmutations and not by Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 5010) of Part 1 of Division 5 of the Probate Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 219, Sec. 100. Effective January 1, 1994.)