Article 5. Privilege for Confidential Marital Communications - California Evidence Code Section 980

980.  Subject to Section 912 and except as otherwise provided in
this article, a spouse (or his guardian or conservator when he has a
guardian or conservator), whether or not a party, has a privilege
during the marital relationship and afterwards to refuse to disclose,
and to prevent another from disclosing, a communication if he claims
the privilege and the comunication was made in confidence between
him and the other spouse while they were husband and wife.

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