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Property Division Lawyer in Austin

Guiding Divorcing Couples in Travis and Williamson Counties, and Throughout TX

Dividing property during a divorce may seem as if it would be one of the more straightforward elements of the separation. However, valuing everything from pension plans to the family home to the costs associated with obtaining a degree can become complicated and rife with disputes. An experienced Austin property division attorney can help you determine which property is subject to Texas community property laws and how to best protect your rights.

Sheridan Barrett Coble and Andrae, PLLC has over 90 years of combined experience that we are ready to use to fight for you. Call our property division lawyers at (512) 598-4228 to get started.

What is the Difference Between Separate Vs. Community Property in TX?

Texas marital property laws hinge on the concept of community property, meaning that all property or income shared by a couple is divided equitably upon divorce. Keep in mind, “equitable” does not mean “equal”—it simply means a division the court believes to be appropriate under the circumstances and in consideration of many factors. Unless a prenuptial or some other agreement is involved, all possessions acquired during a marriage are subject to this division. However, there are some exceptions that fall into the category of separate property.

Common examples of separate property include:

  • Gifts
  • Family heirlooms or inheritance
  • Belongings from before marriage
  • Personal injury awards (other than lost wages)

How is Property Divided in TX?

The court can either divide the property equally or give one party a disproportionate share. This decision is based on many factors, including the income or income potential of both parties, the custody arrangement, the separate property involved, and the size of the community estate.

The three main steps in property division are:

  • Determining which property is community and which is separate
  • Calculating the value of the community property
  • Deciding how to divide the community property

Importance of Experienced Legal Representation in Property Division

Because the majority of people don’t anticipate divorce, it can be challenging to sort which property is owned by the community and which is separate. Our team of Austin property division attorneys has been helping countless individuals and families reach reasonable and equitable division of both large and small estates. Additionally, we have handled many cases involving unusual property, including small, private businesses in which determining value can be a challenge. One of our lawyers, Kathleen Coble, even has a business degree and background in accounting which makes her particularly insightful for these types of cases.

To learn more about how our property division attorneys can help you, contact our firm today at (512) 598-4228. We are located in Austin and serve Travis and Williamson counties, and surrounding areas.

What Sets Our Firm Apart?

  • Full Service Family Law Firm

    We have the expertise in these areas to help you resolve your family law issues.

  • Experienced Attorneys

    Our attorneys have over 94 years of combined legal experience.

  • Board Certified

    Our Partners are all Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

  • Committed to Giving Back

    Our firm is involved with giving back to the legal profession and the community.