Note: While SB 817 did not pass, its companion, HB 908 passed both houses and, as of May 19, 2011, was awaiting Governor Perry's signature.
Relevance: This bill applies only to suits for dissolution of a marriage. It defines "fraud on the community" and requires the court to determine if a spouse has committed fraud on the community. If the court finds that a spouse has committed fraud on the community, it is required to calculate the "reconstituted" community estate and divide the reconstituted estate based on the fraud.
See "Bill may codify 'fraud on the community,' at least in divorces" on texasprobate.com.