Community Property Division in Texas
Texas is a community property state. If you’re not a lawyer, that probably does not mean much. But it will affect you significantly in a divorce. Because Texas is a community property state, the judge in your divorce case is obligated to weigh all the facts and devise a “just and right” division of assets and debts.
Of course, what is “just and right” to your judge may not seem fair to you. That’s why it is critical to have an experienced legal team on your side. At the Jim Ross Law Group, P.C., we use years of experience to achieve the best possible results for our clients. We have in-depth knowledge of Texas property law, which helps us properly advise our clients.
Serving clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, we are dedicated to achieving the best possible results in uncontested and contested divorces. We can guide you through the divorce process, making sure that your interests are protected every step of the way.
What is community property? Under Texas law, it is any property acquired by either or both spouses during marriage (with some exceptions). Community property includes pretty much everything purchased during the marriage. It is important to remember that a marriage legally endures even after separation. Anything earned or purchased during your separation can be characterized as community property.
Sometimes dividing property is not as straightforward as it may seem. Spouses disagree about when items were purchased or about how they were received. Often, they disagree about the value of certain key items.
At the Jim Ross Law Group, P.C., we have established relationships with a network of well-respected professionals who can assist with your divorce. We often partner with property appraisers or accountants who can advise us on matters of property division. Working with professionals helps us strengthen our clients’ positions in Texas courts. It helps us achieve the best possible results.
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