Community Property Divorce Separate Property

Dividing Marital Assets in a Divorce

by Houston Divorce Attorney Sam M. “Trey” Yates, III There are many myths surrounding divorce law in Texas. One myth is that all marital assets will be divided 50/50 in a divorce. This is not the law. In a divorce, the court will order a “just and right” division...

Marital Property Agreements

by Houston Divorce Attorney Sam M. “Trey” Yates, III Last week, we discussed Texas separate property agreements vs. Texas community property agreements as defined by the State of Texas. One of the main reasons a married couple would want to clearly define whether an asset is community or separate property...

Community Property vs. Separate Property

The Texas Marital Property System governs ownership, management, liability, and disposition of all property possessed before, during and upon dissolution of marriage.  There are two major categories of marital property in the State of Texas: Community Property and Separate Property. Separate property consists of property owned or claimed by...

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