It divides property as either separate property, or marital property. Private is not subject to equitable distribution. Marital is. However, if spouse commingles separate property, the entire parcel is marital property. If one spouse helped another get a degree, the court will conisder the license as a marital property. Community Property - Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Texas, Nevada, New Mexico, Washington and Wisconsin (9 states) have commnity property. All property acquired during marriage belongs to both regardless of who or how it was purchased. Upon death or divorce, community property is split in half.