California : Family Code: 50-155
(provided by Divorce Source, Inc.)
Published 5.20.98

50. Unless the provision or context otherwise requires, the definitions and rules of construction in this part govern the construction of this code.

58. "Child for whom support may be ordered" means a minor child and a child for whom support is authorized under Section 3587, 3901, or 3910.

63. "Community estate" includes both community property and quasi-community property.

65. "Community property" is property that is community property under Part 2 (commencing with Section 760) of Division 4.

67. "County" includes city and county.

80. "Employee benefit plan" includes public and private retirement, pension, annuity, savings, profit sharing, stock bonus, stock option, thrift, vacation pay, and similar plans of deferred or fringe benefit compensation, whether of the defined contribution or defined benefit type whether or not such plan is qualified under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-406) (ERISA), as amended. The term also includes "employee benefit plan" as defined in Section 3 of ERISA (29 U.S.C.A. Sec. 1002(3)).

92. "Family support" means an agreement between the parents, or an order or judgment, that combines child support and spousal support without designating the amount to be paid for child support and the amount to be paid for spousal support.

95. "Income and expense declaration" means the form for an income and expense declaration in family law matters adopted by the Judicial Council.

100. "Judgment" and "order" include a decree, as appropriate under the circumstances.

105. "Person" includes a natural person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or public entity.

110. "Proceeding" includes an action.

115. "Property declaration" means the form for a property declaration in family law matters adopted by the Judicial Council.

125. "Quasi-community property" means all real or personal property, wherever situated, acquired before or after the operative date of this code in any of the following ways:



127. "Respondent" includes defendant, where appropriate.

130. "Separate property" is property that is separate property under Part 2 (commencing with Section 760) of Division 4.

142. "Spousal support" means support of the spouse of the obligor.

145. "State" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

150. "Support" refers to a support obligation owing on behalf of a child, spouse, or family, or an amount owing pursuant to Section 11350 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. It also includes past due support or arrearage when it exists. "Support," when used with reference to a minor child or a child described in Section 3901, includes maintenance and education.

155. "Support order" means a judgment or order of support in favor of an obligee, whether temporary or final, or subject to modification, termination, or remission, regardless of the kind of action or proceeding in which it is entered.

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