Property Division

Dallas Property Division Lawyer 

Navigating Equitable Property Division in Texas

At Holland McGill Law, PLLC, we understand that divorce is a challenging and emotional time in anyone's life. One of the most complex aspects of divorce proceedings is property division. Our experienced Dallas property division lawyers are here to guide you through this process with expertise and compassion. With a deep understanding of Texas family law, we work diligently to protect your rights and ensure a fair distribution of assets.


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What is Property Division?

Property division is a critical component of divorce proceedings where marital assets and debts are allocated between the spouses. Marital property includes assets and liabilities acquired during the marriage, while separate property generally encompasses assets owned before the marriage or acquired through inheritance or gift. Dividing property can become intricate, involving various legal considerations and potential disputes.

Property Division Process in Texas

The property division process in Texas follows the principle of "community property." This means any property acquired during the marriage is generally considered community property and subject to equal division, while separate property remains with the original owner. However, it's essential to note that this doesn't always translate into a strict 50/50 split. The court's primary objective is to achieve a fair and just division based on several factors.

How Is Property Divided in a Divorce in Texas?

Property division in Texas involves a comprehensive assessment of the couple's assets, liabilities, and circumstances. While the court may intervene if the spouses cannot agree, divorcing couples are encouraged to work together to create a mutually acceptable property division plan. Here's an overview of the steps involved:

  • Identifying Marital and Separate Property: The first step is to classify assets and debts as community or separate property. This can sometimes be complex, especially if funds or assets are commingled.
  • Valuation of Assets: Accurate valuation of assets is crucial to ensure a fair distribution. This includes properties, vehicles, financial accounts, investments, business interests, and more.
  • Considering Factors for Division: Texas family courts consider various factors when determining property division. These factors may include each spouse's earning capacity, health, age, contributions to the marriage (both financial and non-financial), and custody arrangements if children are involved.
  • Negotiation and Mediation: It's often in the best interest of both parties to negotiate a property division agreement outside of court. Mediation facilitates productive discussions and leads to a more tailored and agreeable outcome.
  • Court Intervention: The court will decide if an agreement cannot be reached through negotiation. Having a skilled attorney by your side is essential to present your case effectively and protect your rights.
  • Enforcement of Property Division Orders: Once the property division is determined, the court will issue orders to enforce the distribution. Non-compliance can lead to legal consequences.

Contact Our Dallas Property Division Attorney Today

Navigating property division during a divorce can be emotionally draining and legally complex. At Holland McGill Law, PLLC, our Dallas property division lawyers are dedicated to simplifying this process for you. We offer sound legal advice, strategic negotiation, and strong advocacy to ensure that your rights are upheld, and your assets are fairly distributed. Whether you can reach an agreement through negotiation or require court intervention, our team is here to support you every step of the way. With our experience and commitment, we strive to secure the best possible outcome for your property division case.


Contact Holland McGill Law, PLLC, today to schedule a FREE consultation with our property division lawyer in Dallas!


Commonly Asked Questions

Can separate property become marital property during a divorce?

Yes, under certain circumstances, separate property can become marital property. This can occur if separate funds are mixed with marital funds or if separate property is used for the benefit of the marriage.

What happens to debts during property division in Texas?

In Texas, marital debts are also subject to division during a divorce. This includes debts incurred by either spouse during the marriage, regardless of whose name is on the debt.

Is property division always a 50/50 split in Texas?

While Texas follows the principle of community property, property division is not always a strict 50/50 split. The court aims to achieve a fair and just division based on various factors, which may result in an unequal distribution.

Can property division be settled outside of court?

Yes, divorcing couples are encouraged to work together to create a mutually acceptable property division plan. Negotiation and mediation can often lead to a more tailored and agreeable outcome without the need for court intervention.

What happens if one party does not comply with the property division orders?

If one party does not comply with the property division orders, there can be legal consequences. It's important to seek legal advice and representation to enforce the distribution as per the court's orders.

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