Equitable Division & Divorce for Johnson County
One of the most complex and complicated aspects of a divorce can be the division of property. In many instances, both parties disagree over what they feel is a fair and just distribution of the property, assets, and debts. Seeking the advice of a skilled Johnson County family law attorney is crucial during this time. When you want and advocate who has an accomplished record with numerous trials, reach out to the Law Office of Robert E. Luttrell.
We have experience helping divorcing couples valuate and equitably divide:
- Professional practices
- Real estate properties
- Retirement assets
- Employment benefits
- Joint accounts
For a free evaluation of your case call our Cleburne divorce attorney at (817) 645-6600. We are ready to protect your rights.
How Texas Divides Property in Divorce
As a community property state, Texas divides property that was acquired during the course of a marriage in an equitable and just manner. This does not necessarily mean that marital property will be divided equally, but that it will be divided in a fair manner to be determined by a judge. Each spouse will generally keep separate property that was owned before entering the marriage, as well as gifts or inheritances. the major source of contention for most couples, however, is deciding what is classified as separate and marital property.
There are many things the court will examine when ruling on the division of your property:
- The length of the marriage
- The earning capacity of each spouse
- Each spouse's health
- Each spouse's education and employability
- Which spouse is responsible for raising the children
When you are navigating the delicate subject of property division, it can be extremely beneficial to have a Cleburne divorce lawyer who has a proven track record of success on your side. Robert E. Luttrell has provided representation in well over 100 cases in his career and was even named one of the Air Force's best trial attorneys in 2007. Our firm understands that experience can be very valuable but it doesn't make up for hard work. We focus on reviewing the facts, reviewing them again, and meticulously researching any applicable case law which might impact your case.
Tips When Dividing Community Property
- Create a list of belongings. Start by inventorying all of the things you own, including personal belongings, financial accounts, etc.
- Compromise. The more time that couples spend fighting over every asset, the more expensive and stressful the divorce becomes.
- Be objective. Many couples are not merely fighting over the monetary value of their belongings, but also the sentimental value that each item represents. It is often easier to take the emotions out of property discussions so you can focus on the big picture instead of constantly battling it out.
- Work with an attorney. An attorney can explain how the laws work, review whether a property agreement is fair, and help you reach amicable solutions that are in your interets.
Get Qualified, Dedicate Counsel for Your Case
With our diligent effort and focus on carefully assessing your property, we can develop an aggressive and effective legal strategy to help you secure the property that is rightfully yours in a divorce. In our experience, we have seen first-hand how damaging property division disputes can be. We encourage you to seek counsel you can trust to guide you through this process. We know you might be hurt, angry, and upset. Before those emotions negatively affect your case, reach out to a Johnson County family lawyer who will safeguard your best interests.
To learn more about how our firm could help you, contact (817) 645-6600