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Property Division Attorneys in Houston

Divide Assets, Property & Debt Fairly

One of the most contentious aspects of any divorce is the property division process. From the time you and your spouse married, you have undoubtedly collected assets, taken on debts, and gained both tangible and intangible property. Unfortunately, all of this property must be fairly divided upon your divorce.

This task seems daunting, but with the help of Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, you can complete the property division process with relative ease. Though we strive to help our clients complete this step of divorce amicably outside of court, we are not afraid to represent you in the courtroom before a family law judge.

To learn more about marital property division and how our divorce attorneys can help, call us at (281) 476-9447.

Community vs. Separate Property

Texas is a community property state, which means that most property acquired during a marriage is subject to division between the spouses upon divorce. Separate property is not subject to division.

Separate property includes:

  • Any property one spouse owned/acquired before the marriage
  • Any property inherited by one spouse
  • Gifts received by one spouse
  • Personal injury recoveries obtained by one spouse

How Property Is Divided

Putting separate property aside, all other property – called community property – will be divided equitably, in a manner that is “just and right.” Unless the spouses can come to an agreement on how property will be divided on their own, a court will step in and do so for them.

When determining how to divide property equitably, the court may consider:

  • Whether one spouse is at fault for the termination of the relationship/marriage
  • Each spouse’s earning power and future earning potential
  • Each spouse’s physical and mental health
  • Which spouse has custody of any children involved
  • Each spouse’s education level and employability
  • Each spouse’s contributions to the marriage/family

As you can see, it can be beneficial for the spouses to come to an agreement on the terms of their property division, as it gives them more control over the final order. Though judges do their best to equitably distribute property, they do so with relatively little insight into the family’s situation.

Property that may be subject to division includes but is not limited to:

  • Real estate
  • Family businesses
  • Retirement benefits
  • Bank accounts
  • Stocks and bonds
  • IRAs
  • Household items, including furniture, artwork, and other personal property
  • Cars, boats, and other vehicles

Call Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law

As you navigate your divorce, turn to the firm you can trust to protect your rights and interests while remaining compassionate to the difficult situation you are going through. Our property divisor attorneys in Houston go the extra mile and do not rest until a favorable solution has been met.

Call (281) 476-9447 or contact us online to get started on your case.

Why Choose Us?

  • 80 Years of Combined Legal Experience

  • Named One of the Top Family Law Firms in Houston by H Texas Magazine

  • 10/10 Avvo Rating

  • Attorney Slate Served in U.S. Military for 20 Years

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