How do we distinguish between community and non-community property?
The key is to look at when you obtained the assets. If you obtained an asset before getting married, then it is usually non-community property, called “separate property” in Ohio. But if you obtained the property while married, then it is community property, called “marital” property.
There are some key exceptions. In some situations, you can obtain property after marriage but the law will typically treat it as separate property. These include: