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Distribution of Property and Fault-based Divorce

The division of property and assets accumulated during a marriage can be the most contentious aspect of a divorce. You need an attorney who can help you understand the complicated and fact-specific laws applicable to property division, particularly in a fault-based divorce.

At Short Law Firm, PC, my dual goals are to help you understand the process and to achieve the most effective outcome on your behalf. I serve clients in Collin County, the Dallas Metroplex and throughout North Texas.

Property Distribution In Texas

Under Texas law, property division may be disproportionate between the spouses in a fault-based divorce, in situations where one spouse committed adultery or fraud on the marriage, or was cruel to or abandoned the other spouse. Distribution can also be affected by the existence of an agreement signed before the marriage.

I can also assist with no-fault divorce, called “insupportable” in Texas. Even in situations where neither party is at fault for the divorce, division of property can be skewed for any number of reasons, including:

  • Disparity of earning power of the spouses and their ability to support themselves, including age, education, business opportunities and future employability of each spouse
  • One spouse’s waste of marital assets
  • Health of the spouses
  • Which spouse was granted custody of the children
  • Debt and liabilities
  • The effort of each spouse in the creation of marital property, or in its increase of value
  • Tax consequences of the division of property

The application of Texas law to your specific circumstances can be complicated. I can help.

Still Have Property Division Questions?

Are you unsure of how your actions – or your spouse’s actions – will affect your court proceedings? Do you have questions about division of marital property? Call 972-813-9959 or contact me online to schedule a consultation in Plano.