This Article examines the California rule that property cannot be both joint tenancy and community property. The author presents an overview of the various underlying policy considerations, as well as a synopsis of the legal approaches taken by other states. The author concludes that the California rule should be reversed and proposes the creation of a voluntary addition to the community ownership of the right of survivorship, as has been done in several other states.
Robert L. Mennell,
Community Property with Right of Survivorship,
San Diego L. Rev.
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