Property Division Attorney in Hays County
Assisting Clients in Complex Divorce Proceedings in Hays County, Blanco County, Burnet County, Travis County & the Surrounding Central Texas Areas
In any divorce, community property—or property that is accumulated during the marriage—is divided between the two spouses. Typically, this is done in a manner that is deemed “just and right,” or “equitable.” This does not necessarily mean that community property will be divided evenly.
Perhaps not surprisingly, property division is one of the most often contested aspects of divorce. If you believe your rights or best interests are not being protected, contact The Law Office of Milena Christopher. Our Hays County property division attorneys can help you navigate the divorce process and understand your rights under Texas property division laws. Most importantly, they can advocate for you during all divorce proceedings, including those involving the division of community property.
Understanding Community vs. Separate Property in Texas
In terms of divorce, Texas law categorizes two types of property: community property and separate property. What the state designates as “community” property may not be the same as what an individual spouse believes to be shared property, and the same is true of separate property.
In Texas, community property and separate property are typically classified as follows:
- Community Property: Any real estate, assets, income, funds, physical property, or debts acquired during the marriage, including property attained by only one spouse (such as a paycheck or a family home in only one spouse’s name)
- Separate Property: Any real estate, assets, income, funds, physical property, or debts acquired by only one spouse prior to the marriage, as well as any inheritance, gift, or personal injury award obtained by only one spouse before or during the marriage
In most cases, when two divorcing spouses cannot agree on the division of property, a judge will determine how community property will be divided. Each case is unique, however, and your divorce attorney can help ensure that your rights are protected during this process.
How Our Firm Can Help
In more than 30 years of practice, our Hays County divorce lawyer has helped numerous clients with straightforward and complicated property division issues.
At The Law Office of Milena Christopher, we can assist you with all aspects of property division, including cases involving:
- High net-worth individuals and families
- Individual or shared businesses or professional practices
- Multiple businesses or professional practices
- Single or multiple real estate properties, whether in Texas, other states or countries
- Stock portfolios
- Oil and gas rights
- 401(k) and pension plans
- Civil lawsuit settlements/awards
Regardless of the complexity of your situation, our firm is here to provide the answers and support you need. We take great pride in offering client-focused representation; our team is responsive and available throughout each stage of your divorce or family law case.
Learn more about how our firm can help you with your property division or divorce needs; call (512) 858-8253.
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Our founding attorney has decades of experience and understands the Texas divorce system inside and out.