Under Texas divorce law, Texas is a community property state. All property and debt acquired from the start of the marriage until the end is considered community property. The Texas divorce court splits community assets during divorce equally between the two spouses if the couple is unable to reach a divorce settlement or if there isn't a prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement.
Texas divorce courts will order a division of property that is deemed just and right. The divorce court will consider the rights of each party when assigning the following real and personal property acquired:
Texas divorce court will award the real and personal property to a spouse as separate property when the property was acquired by:
The following property is considered separate property of a spouse if partitioned or exchanged by written agreement of the spouses:
Texas property distribution depends on the circumstances of your divorce. Speak with a local Texas divorce lawyer to learn more about Texas divorce law and how it can affect you and your family. Connect with a local divorce attorney by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a Texas divorce case review form below. Work to protect the property rights of you and your family by getting legal divorce advice.
The above synopsis of Texas divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Texas divorce attorney in your area.
Texas divorce laws were last updated May 2009.
Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.