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An asset can change its form during marriage from separate to community status. Example: a change in form occurs when a party takes a painting and sells it or trades it for a ring. If there is no evidence of when the painting was acquired and the change in form occurred during marriage, it will be presumed that the ring is community property. When an asset changes form, the change in form operates to give the asset a new acquisition date that should raise the procommunity presumption.

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