Assistance from a Dallas Divorce Lawyer
As you proceed with your divorce, it will be necessary to divide property. This can unfortunately be the source of much discord between spouses, particularly if the court awards the property unequally. When children are involved, property division is much more complicated.
At the Mathur Law Offices, P.C., we understand how important it is to receive your deserved property. You shouldn't have to fight for your best interests on your own. A Dallas divorce lawyer from our firm can be the asset you need in your corner and will defend you with compassion and skill.
How is property divided in Texas?
Texas is a community property state, which means that any income and property acquired during the marriage is jointly owned by both spouses. Thus, in the event of a divorce, the property must be divided equally according to the discretion of the court. Community property typically includes real property, such as the home, and intangible property, like income and benefits.
For something to be considered separate property, it must have belonged to the spouse before marriage and remained as such throughout the marriage. Likewise, if a spouse received a gift or an inheritance during the marriage, this is also considered separate property.
The court will consider the unique circumstances of each marriage in order to make a fair property division verdict. Unequal divisions may be a result of the following:
- A disparity in the spouses earning capacities
- Custody of any children and their needs
- The needs of each spouse
- Differences in education
If child-raising responsibilities fall more heavily on one spouse, the court is likely to award that spouse with a greater portion of the property.
Before your property gets divided by the court, it is valuable to obtain support from an attorney skilled in divorce law. The last thing you want is to miss out on valuable assets earned during your marriage and a Dallas divorce attorney from the Mathur Law Offices, P.C. can ensure that this doesn't occur.
Contact our Dallas divorce lawyers today and secure the best for your future.