Community Property States

Alaska (has an ersatz “elect-in” system used mostly for federal income tax law)

Arizona (Mexico-Spanish common law heritage)

California (Mexico-Spanish common law heritage)

Idaho (Mexico-Spanish common law heritage)

Louisiana (Spanish common law heritage and Napoleonic Code)

Nevada (Mexico-Spanish common law heritage)

New Mexico (Mexico-Spanish common law heritage)

Texas (Mexico / statutory community property – Constitution, Article XVI, Section 15)

Washington (Mexico-Spanish common law heritage)

Wisconsin (Uniform Marital Property Act)

Puerto Rico (Spain)