In Texas, assets acquired and liabilities incurred during the marriage are considered marital property, and when couples divorce or separate, those assets are subject to equitable distribution. Under this standard, when couples cannot reach an agreement on dividing their assets, courts will divide marital property in a manner that is fair and equitable, though not necessarily equal. At Behrmann Law Firm, I represent clients in the Houston area and throughout Texas to ensure that their rights are upheld and their marital property and debt are divided equitably so that a breakup does not disadvantage them financially.
Before the actual distribution of marital property can happen, assets must be valuated and classified as either marital or separate. Marital property comprises assets acquired during the marriage and available for distribution; separate property consists of assets acquired prior to the marriage and exempt from division. I have the necessary familiarity with Texas’s equitable distribution laws to distinguish property as either marital or separate. I also have the skill to trace the commingling of separate assets with marital assets, prevent unfair distribution and ensure that no assets or debts are overlooked in the final accounting.
Marital property may include anything you have acquired during the marriage, such as:
Courts will base property division determinations on a number of factors, which may include the financial situation and earning power of each spouse, the degree to which each spouse contributed to the acquisition of marital property, and the future needs and liabilities of each spouse. I will ensure the court has all the information it needs to fairly divide your assets.
At Behrmann Law Firm, I strive to convert an otherwise stressful and contentious matter into a positive resolution. My experience has equipped me to handle negotiation and mediation in property division matters whenever appropriate, affording you greater control over the outcome. But experience has shown me that property division is often one of the most contentious issues in a divorce, and when you and your ex-spouse are unable to agree on dividing your assets, I am fully prepared to advocate for your rights in court.
I represent clients throughout Texas in cases involving the equitable distribution of their marital property and debts. Call Behrmann Law Firm at 713-956-0529 or contact me online to schedule a consultation at my Houston office.