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Protecting Your Assets In A Texas Divorce

Protecting your assets throughout your divorce is critical to the kind of life you will lead going forward. Texas is a community property state, but that doesn’t always mean everything has to be divided equally. Courts will look to many factors to determine what is actually equitable for both parties.

At Scott M. Brown & Associates, we will work with you to help protect the assets you have worked so hard to collect. You can rely on our years of family law experience to guide you through all of your options and advocate on your behalf in and out of the courtroom.

Call an attorney at our firm today at 979-849-8526.

Protect All Of Your Hard-Earned Property In Your Divorce

There are many types of property you must think about when going through a divorce. Certain types that we can help you protect include:

  • Cars, trucks and other vehicles
  • Your home and vacation properties
  • Jewelry and watches
  • Retirement accounts, IRAs and 401(k)s
  • Bank accounts
  • Your company
  • Investments, including stocks
  • Life insurance policies

Certain things cannot be divided in your divorce, including things you inherited, were gifted and brought into the marriage and maintained in your own name. There are other exempt assets, too, and our team will walk you through the best strategies to protect your best interests.

How Do Community Property Laws Affect My Assets?

According to Texas law, anything bought or acquired during the marriage is community property. This is true even if you only put one person’s name on the title and only one person actually paid for the asset. Even commingling bank accounts can make all of the money community property.

These laws become complex, making it essential to discuss your asset protection options with a skilled divorce lawyer as soon as possible. At Scott M. Brown & Associates, we will work directly with you to help you achieve your goals. We use all kinds of methods to trace property back to its source to properly characterize it as separate property that is not subject to division.

Consult With Our Lawyers To Learn More About How To Protect Your Property

Protecting your assets in divorce is critical to your future. Call our Texas law firm at 979-849-8526 to learn more about your options.

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