Katy Asset Division Lawyers

Representation from a Katy Divorce Attorney

In a community property state, both spouses own equally any income and property acquired by either spouse during the marriage. This issue can become complex, however, particularly if the marriage endured for many years. To fully understand how your assets will be divided in a divorce, it is wise to contact a Katy asset division attorney to help you.

Our attorneys at Adams Law Firm have over 35 years of experience guiding individuals through the divorce processto the most favorable conclusion possible. Our trusted family law attorneys have been recognized for their skills and ethical standards with an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, and we are proud of our reputation as highly regarded legal counsel in family and civil trial law.

Community Property Vs. Separate Property

Per the law, all property and income acquired by either or both spouses during the marriage is to be split equally between them through the divorce, in general. There can be exceptions to this. Along with community property, there can also be separate property. This is property that was either owned by a spouse prior to the marriage, inheritances or gifts given to one spouse during the marriage, or damage awards, such as a personal injury judgment (but not including awards for wage loss). Any spouse wishing to keep separate property from being shared by the other spouse will need to prove that it qualifies as separate property.

Further, the court has the ability to divide community property any way it deems, so it’s not always a 50/50 split. For example, it may determine that one spouse, who is still relatively young, healthy and has a good education and job will receive less than the other spouse who was never highly educated and was a stay-at-home parent with no job skills. There can be other factors a judge will consider that affect how community property will be divided, such as who was at fault in ending the marriage, the health of the spouses, and the value of separate property owned by either.

We take great care when we help you to determine which of your property and assets are community property and which assets are separate property. This requires an in-depth review of your entire estate, including any investment funds, real estate owned, any hidden assets, business assets, and more. You can expect professional and completely confidential representation that aggressively seeks to protect your rights and the equitable division of your property. Learn more about how we help and contact our firm today.

The Adams Law Firm Difference

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More Than 35 Years of

Since 1977, our Katy divorce attorneys have served clients throughout the greater Houston area with dedication and skill.

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Recognized as leaders in the field, we have been voted top lawyers in family law for the Houston area. We are known for skilled, dedicated advocacy.

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Our firm has garnered this top peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell® due to a reputation for meeting the highest standards in ethics and legal excellence.

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Our firm has garnered this top peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell® due to a reputation for meeting the highest standards in ethics and legal excellence.