Husband’s student loan debt incurred for medical school prior to the parties’ marriage was his separate obligation, as opposed to community property, and thus, wife was entitled to reimbursement of one-half the amount of community funds used during the marriage to satisfy husband’s separate student loan debt obligation; fact that husband’s medical education benefited the marriage by affording the parties a higher standard of living did not convert husband’s separate debt incurred before the marriage into community debt.
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