Fort Bend County Property Division Lawyer


Resolving Community Property Division Problems in Divorce

Texas is a community property state, which means that most assets acquired after marriage belong neither to the husband nor the wife, but to the marriage itself, or more accurately, the marital estate.

Marriage creates a marital estate, and divorce brings its existence to a close. One of the problems Texas divorce law addresses is dividing the marital estate, both its property and its debts, between the divorcing spouses.

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Richmond family law attorney Larry McDougal advises divorce clients in Fort Bend County about their property division rights and responsibilities. He also advises clients about solutions to particular property division problems and the best ways to achieve their goals for financial security.

Contact the Law Office of Larry P. McDougal to learn how the advice of an experienced lawyer can protect your interests.

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Our first task is to see just what property is in the marital estate. In some cases, the terms of a prenuptial agreement will exclude particular assets from community property. In other situations, the way the spouses dealt with separate property during the marriage can change its status to community property.

We can advise you about the proper characterization of your assets and liabilities and help you formulate a strategy toward property division through agreement. In Fort Bend County, you can anticipate a four- to eight-hour mediation session if you and your spouse can't agree on property division issues. In cases where alimony will probably be necessary for a financially weaker spouse, we can incorporate spousal support negotiations into a broader property settlement strategy.

In some cases, we'll need to resolve special problems such as the valuation of family business assets or real estate holdings, the division of pension or retirement assets, or the tracing of payments made by one spouse on the separate debts of the other. Once in a while, we'll need to recover assets transferred by one spouse out of the marital estate to deceive the other spouse.

Our thorough understanding of community property law and attention to detail with all aspects of property division can go far toward protecting your interests. For additional information, contact the Law Office of Larry P. McDougal in Richmond.