Property Division Lawyers

Texas Is A Community Property State

Texas is a community property state and that fact often leads people to assume the judge is obligated to divide the property equally between the spouses. That is not the case. The judge will consider the facts of the case and devise a division of the assets and debts that he/she believes is appropriate. Needless to say, what a party views as a “fair” division of the property may not correspond with the judge’s perspective or that of the other party.

Factors Affecting The Division Of Property

There are a number of factors that the trial judge may consider in determining how to divide marital property. The most common reasons for ordering a lopsided division of property involve responsibility for raising children and differences in the earning capacities of the spouses. In those situations, the judge may order a division that favors one party over the other.

More information is available on our “What to Expect with Property Division” page.

Call our Frisco office at 972-387-9955 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Texas family law specialist.