One aspect of divorce is property division. Our divorce lawyer in Flower Mound, Texas understands the laws that apply to marital property division. We've been working for clients in cases involving property division for years. We understand how to preserve your interests and to protect your future as you embark on a new phase of life. You need legal representation to ensure that your voice is heard and the results of your divorce terms are fair.
Phillip Herr has 15 years of legal experience serving clients in divorce and family law cases. You can trust our office to uphold your rights and your interests from a legal standpoint, during a stressful time, when you may have many other things on your mind.
When a couple gets a divorce in Texas, their property will be divided either by the couple's agreed-upon division, by the court, or by a jury. Texas is a community property state, which means it is presumed that all of the assets acquired over the course of the marriage belong equally to both spouses as community property. Separate property is the property a person acquires before marriage, by inheritance, or by gift. Occasionally, separate property regarding the division of property may be addressed by an existing prenuptial agreement.
Texas law requires property division to be "fair and equitable." Therefore, a court may divide the community estate in something other than a 50/50 split division. There are a number of circumstances that may affect what is deemed "fair and equitable" when it comes to community property division in a Texas divorce.
Contact Phillip Herr at (469) 242-2211 to schedule a consultation and learn more about property division in Texas.