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Helping You Protect Your 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 with the division of assets, whether through mediation or by going to court, a Houston asset division lawyer with Diggs & Sadler can help.

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How Property is Divided in Texas

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 anything that is the sole property of one spouse, including property that is inherited, received as a gift, and property that is owned by the spouse before the marriage.

Texas property laws can be complicated, making asset division even more difficult in certain cases. Thus, having a qualified and experienced attorney at Diggs & Sadler supporting you is vital.

How Property is Evaluated During a Divorce

When it comes to property division, the court can take many factors into consideration. 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; and
  • Anything that may affect a spouse's ability to work.
An experienced asset division attorney at Diggs & Sadler can help you pursue a "just and right" outcome in your asset division case.

How to Prove Property Is Separate

Frequently, individuals wonder how to prove certain assets should be characterized as separate property. Property will be characterized as a spouse’s separate 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; or
  • Recovery for personal injuries.
By consulting with an experienced Houston family lawyer at Diggs & Sadler, you may be able to prove which property should be characterized as your separate property. Let our Houston asset division attorneys help you protect what is yours and keep the things that matter most to you.

To schedule a consultation with our team, contact us online or via phone at (713) 766-5355.

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