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Property division in Texas isn't a cut and dry process

Discovering that your marriage is ending isn't a pleasant feeling for anyone. When the realization is made that you will have go through the property division process hits, the actual difficulty of the divorce might seem even worse. In those times, it is important that you understand how property division works in Texas so that you can ensure that you get your share of the assets you obtained during your marriage.

In Texas, community property laws govern who gets what during the divorce. If you had assets from before your marriage, those might not be part of the marital assets that are subjected to division during the divorce process. Determining what assets aren't considered marital property is something that can prove to be complex, but when you are trying to navigate through the process, it might not be so easy to interpret the applicable laws.

One thing that you might not have considered is how debts that you incurred during your marriage might be split. This, however, is a very important part of the property division process since you don't want your debts to outweigh the assets you get.

When the courts are considering property division, there are several factors that are considered during the process. Your income, future need for income, future employability and overall circumstances are all considered. Coming up with a strategy for ensuring that you present an honest look at your circumstances while ensuring you get the settlement you need to get started on your new, single life can be a difficult task to undertake on your own. Our webpage on property division issues can provide more information.

Source: Law Offices of Karen Cushman PC, "Arlington Property Division Lawyer" Aug. 27, 2014

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