Houston Asset Division Lawyer
Helping Clients in Harris County Protect Their Assets During a Divorce
One of the most important parts of divorce proceedings is deciding how you and your spouse will distribute property. If you and your spouse have decided to separate and require experienced legal counsel to help you divide assets, whether through mediation or by going to court, a Houston asset division lawyer with Diggs & Sadler can help.
On This Page:
- How Property is Divided in Texas
- How Property is Evaluated During a Divorce
- How To Prove Property is Separate
Do you need help dividing assets in your Texas divorce? Call Diggs & Sadler today at (713) 766-5355 or contact us online to meet with our asset division attorney in Houston!
Is Texas a Community Property State?
Texas is a community property state, which means property is characterized in two different categories:
- Community Property - Community property is all property that is not a spouse's separate property. These assets are divided in a "just and right manner," taking factors like health, age, need income, and contribution to child-rearing into consideration.
- Separate Property - This can mean the sole property of one spouse, including inherited, received as a gift, and property that the spouse owns before the marriage.
Texas property laws can be complicated, making asset division even more difficult in some instances. Thus, having a qualified and experienced asset division attorney at Diggs & Sadler supporting you is vital.
How is Property Evaluated During a Divorce?
When it comes to property division, the court can consider many factors. How property gets divided can depend on each person's life circumstances, economic standing, earning potential, and the length of the marriage.
In Texas, community property must get divided in a just and right manner, usually very close to a 50/50 split in most situations. Judges consider numerous factors to determine the division. These factors can include the following:
- Reason for the termination of the marriage
- The health of the spouses
- Differences in earnings between spouses
- Custody of the children
- Education of the spouses
- Size of the estate
- Anything that may affect a spouse's ability to work
How to Prove Property Is SeparateIndividuals frequently wonder how to prove certain assets should be considered separate property. The property will be described as a spouse’s particular property if that person can prove by clear evidence that the proper was:
- Possessed before the marriage
- Acquired as a gift
- Acquired through an inheritance
- Recovery for personal injuries
Contact Diggs & Sadler today to schedule a confidential consultation with our asset division lawyer in Houston!
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