Quasi-Community Property in Arizona: Why Just at Divorce and Not Death?

Married couples migrating to Arizona from common law states may face a distressing problem. An inequitable treatment of the non-acquiring spouse arises from the different treatment of property acquired during marriage by the common law system and the community property system. This Note proposes a resolution to this inequitable result. This Note proposes the enactment of a statute to protect the interests of in-migrating non-acquiring spouses that is similar to the divorce statute currently in effect in Arizona.