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Property Division in Texas

Property division in Texas is subject to specific laws. Except in rare cases, marital property gets divided in divorce; and in Texas, it is not necessarily divided 50/50. Any number of things may go into the division of the community marital estate: the relative age of the parties, the earning capacity of each party, fault in the break-up of the marriage – the list goes on. Proving separate property, which does not get divided, can be complex, and tracing a party’s separate property is an art all its own Additionally, the valuation of property is no easy task.

Disputes can arise easily and escalate quickly when property must be divided in a divorce. If you’re anticipating going through a divorce that includes property and valuable assets, you need an experienced property division lawyer who knows how to get the results you need in family court. Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson attorneys are experienced in dividing property, with offices in Dallas, San Antonio, and Frisco.

Affordable Advice On Texas Property And Debt Division Issues

If community property division issues represent the most important problems in your divorce case, you need to call our firm right away. Our team of lawyers is experienced with complex property division cases, and you’ll find that our fee is more than made up by the value we deliver in the final property division. Some of the best divorce lawyers in Texas practice in our law firm, but you can benefit from their experience and specialized knowledge without paying them by the hour. We can show you how first-class counsel on property division issues can be surprisingly affordable.

If your divorce involves the need to identify, assess, and divide an extensive, complex, or disputed marital community, our attorneys can advise you, protect your interests and assert them in court whenever necessary. Contact us to learn more about the distinctive features of our client service in complex marital property disputes.

Protecting Client Interests Through Outstanding Negotiation and Trial Skills

Our breadth and depth of experience in complex property disputes and asset division help us break down a marital community of any size or complexity. We also have the litigation and trial skills necessary to protect your interests in court under any circumstances, especially when there’s no realistic prospect of a negotiated settlement.

Our lawyers can help you across the full range of marital property division problems that are likely to come up in Texas divorce cases:

  • Protecting your separate property through expert tracing and evidence
  • Valuation and division of assets
  • Valuation of business entities, professional practices, partnerships, or interests in closely held corporations
  • Valuation of pension, retirement, or executive compensation packages
  • Analysis of trust funds
  • Valuation and character of athlete contracts
  • Drafting and enforceability of premarital, postmarital, or partition agreements
  • Property division issues affected by allegations of marital misconduct
  • Nondisclosure, concealment, or fraudulent transfer of marital assets
  • International property division issues
  • Division of marital debts
  • Appeals of trial court decisions on property division issues

Property Division Solutions Based on Personal Goals and Practical Considerations

Our job as divorce lawyers is to protect your interests and make sure that the community or separate character of the property involved in your case is properly identified at accurate values and based on a complete and candid disclosure of assets, debts, and income. Then we go to work to define and accomplish the marital property distribution plan that makes the best sense for your circumstances. We work closely with our clients to help them identify their own priorities and objectives because they’re the ones who need to live with the consequences of these critically important decisions for years to come.

In the more complex range of property division problems, expert analysis is often necessary on both the valuation and characterization issues that the divorcing spouses will need to resolve. Many factors, including uneven professional prospects and earning power, can justify a greater distribution in favor of the financially weaker spouse. If the misconduct of either spouse will be asserted as a reason for a lopsided division of marital assets, however, our skill and experience in divorce litigation will go far toward protecting your interests, no matter which side of that issue you’re on.

Most divorcing couples’ reasonable property division goals can be achieved through negotiation. If negotiation is unsuccessful, however, we are prepared to go to trial to protect your property rights.

Our clients know we’re on their side, and our reputation as a formidable opponent – both in the courtroom and out – serves our clients well. To learn more about the way outstanding Dallas property division attorneys can support your objectives on affordable terms, contact Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson at any of our three Texas locations.