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.

(Enacted by Stats. 1965, Ch. 299.)

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