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A spouse's community earnings for personal services rendered cannot be liable for any debts incurred by the other spouse before marriage. If a spouse puts community earnings for personal services in a bank account in which the other spouse has a right of withdrawal and in which community funds are commingled, those earnings are liable for any debts incurred by the other spouse before marriage. The exemption for premarital obligations lasts only as long as the funds are segregated and the other spouse has no right of withdrawal. Only personal community earnings that are segregated with no right of withdrawal are exempt for premarital obligations. Child support and alimony are viewed as premarital debts. The nonobligor spouse's community earnings are not liable.

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