Keeping Your Property After Your Divorce
A central point of disagreement in a divorce proceeding is property division. Whether you are concerned about moving out of your house, losing your vacation property, or maintaining ownership of the boat, our family law attorneys can help you keep your property after your divorce.
At Rose Sanders Family Law, attorneys Erica Rose and Charles Sanders have helped countless clients navigate the confusing property division process in Houston and throughout Harris County. With a thorough understanding of how the property division process works, we can help negotiate a divorce settlement that suits your needs and allows you to keep the property you want. A Rising Star selected by Super Lawyers and a Certified Life Coach by The Life Coach Institue of Orange County, Erica Rose knows what’s at stake.
Equal Division Is Not Always Fair
In a Texas divorce, courts divide property using the community property model. This means that all property obtained during the marriage is owned jointly by both parties and must be divided fairly between the two spouses. Even if the property is only in your name, it is community property if you acquired it during your marriage. This does not always mean an equal division. Instead, the court will consider the rights of each party and any children involved in making a decision.
Property subject to division may include:
- Cars, boats and other vehicles
- Financial accounts and income
- Retirement benefits
- Long-term investments
- Marital debts
If you owned any property before your marriage, or it was acquired by gift, inheritance, or a legal settlement is separate property not subject to division. This can be confusing, especially if you and your spouse have significant assets. Sometimes, spouses may agree on how to split their property. In these cases, a judge will usually approve the arrangement. However, you should always work with an experienced divorce attorney to ensure you get the property you want and need.
Let’s Work Together
Property division can become a contentious issue even in the most peaceful divorces. Having an experienced attorney by your side can make a massive difference in the outcome of your case. Contact us today to learn more about how hard we will work for you. Call Rose Sanders Family Law, at 713-766-9082 or online to schedule a consultation.