QUESTION: I am the spouse of an owner. Am I allowed to attend board meetings?
ANSWER: Unless your governing documents state otherwise, only owners, i.e., "members", have a legal right to attend board meetings. (Civ. Code §4925.) Having said that, I have never seen a board adopt a rule excluding spouses from board meetings. A misbehaving spouse can be excluded for disruptive behavior and that is entirely proper. However, a blanket rule banning all spouses not on title would be a bit much.
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