Inheriting property or gifts is not as simple as just getting the keys to the new car or house and taking over. Often times, the inheritance process can be long and complicated and each state has different laws about the distribution of a deceased persons property to a spouse or friend. In Southern California, community property is property that is acquired by either spouse during the marriage process. That means that either spouse is entitled to inherit the other spouse’s property, income, ECT. This however is not true in all situations and as you know, when it comes to the legality of situations, it is usually not cut and dry but rather there are grey areas. If you are trying to inherit property it is crucial that you have an inheritance lawyer to guide you through the process and make sure that you get what was left for you to inherit!