Managing A Challenging Divorce
Although some spouses are supportive throughout the divorce process, this is not always the case. Often, a spouse will attempt to hide assets or other shared property before or during a divorce so that it is not subject to asset division rules.
Texas is a community property state. This means that, with few exceptions, the assets you and your spouse acquire during your marriage belong to both of you equally. While community property can mean that each spouse receives 50% of the assets, that is not always the case. Courts will look at factors such as:
- Each spouse’s earning capabilities
- Physical condition
- Relative financial condition
- Child custody
After establishing the state of each spouse, the court will determine what is “just and right” to divide the assets. When one spouse attempts to hide assets, it can leave a spouse struggling to adapt to life after marriage.
I understand the complexities that come with a sneaky spouse, and I can help you uncover hidden money and property. With over 20 years of experience, I have the tools and skills to find concealed assets.
Concealed assets can significantly impact the outcome of a divorce or other family law dispute. If you suspect that your spouse is hiding assets, it is essential to seek the guidance of a skilled family lawyer to ensure that your rights and interests are protected.
Common Questions About Texas Divorce
How long does a divorce take in Texas?
A divorce in Texas typically takes at least 60 days from filing the petition and serving it on the other spouse. However, the process can take longer and become contentious if there are disputes over property, custody, support or other issues.
Do you need a divorce lawyer in Texas?
A divorce lawyer can provide support in many ways during a Texas divorce. A divorce lawyer can advise on your rights and obligations, represent you in court and negotiate on your behalf. They can also provide support and guidance during the process, making it less stressful and helping ensure a smoother outcome.
How are assets divided in a Texas divorce?
In Texas, assets and debts are divided equitably, which means fairly, during a divorce. The court considers factors such as the length of the marriage, income and contributions to the community estate to determine an equitable division. Retirement accounts, real property, personal property and debts are all considered in the division. If you and your spouse cannot decide how to divide the assets and debts, the court will decide for you. However, if you have a prenuptial agreement, you can make the asset division process simpler by creating a plan for a divorce.
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Divorce can be a complex process. I can guide you through asset division and other issues that can make divorce seem overwhelming. Call my Dallas-Fort Worth office at 469-899-3391 or contact me online to make an appointment for your free consultation.