Community Property Rights, Even in Camelot

Once upon a time in  land far, far away, a valiant young man romanced the fairest and most beautiful maiden in the land. But there was a problem. Arthur was from noble bloodlines, while Guinevere was from the wrong side of the moat. Despite protestations from the King and Queen, the two lovebirds married and started their own brood. They bought and moved into a castle down the street and Arthur began to ascend the royal ladder.

Arthur was often called away to slay dragons (there was a dragon problem in the kingdom) and perform other knightly duties. Based on his dragon slaying abilities, Arthur was admitted to and became the managing partner of Camelot, LLC. With his huge earnings from Camelot, Arthur proceeded to buy up the surrounding lands, amassing a huge kingdom and becoming King. Unfortunately, rather than celebrating good fortune with his stay at home Queen, Arthur found the company of mead, lowly vixens and other knights, more enticing.

Guinevere threatened to leave Arthur if he didn’t change his philandering and drunkardly ways, but he scoffed that he was the king and she would be left with nothing. Luckily for Guinevere, she consulted a brilliant knight who was well schooled in the laws of the land. He informed her that the kingdom was a community property kingdom and that she had a community property interest in all the king’s land. So, with the help of her attorney knight, Guinevere sued the King for divorce, took 60% of his land and lived happily ever after with the Lancelot down by the lake.

The moral of the story, Don’t take the king’s word, consult with an attorney to learn about your community property rights.