Seeking A Fair Division Of Property
One of the most stressful aspects of a divorce is property division. Much of the stress, however, comes from misinformation about how property is divided.
In Texas, the law calls for a division of property that is fair and just. In some cases, that may, in fact, be a fairly straightforward 50-50 division. Each spouse walks away with half of the marital property. However, the law recognizes that such a division may not always be fair. The balance can be shifted to grant one spouse a larger portion of the marital assets in order to compensate for other financial imbalances. For example, if one spouse stayed at home for most of the marriage to raise children and has a lower income and earning capacity, that spouse may have a claim to a larger share of the marital assets.
At the Law Office of Michella K. Melton in McKinney, our lawyers will review your specific case with the goal of getting you your fair share. One of the first steps we will take will be to assess whether your divorce involves any separate property. This property is not necessarily subject to division during a divorce. Separate property may include property you acquired prior to marriage, as well as gifts and inheritances. This part of the process can be quite complex if assets were commingled. We have extensive experience in these matters and can address all the relevant issues to protect what is yours.
Divorce Involving Complex Assets
We are prepared to deal with divorce cases involving substantial or unique assets, or assets such as retirement accounts, stocks, or stock options that require special care.
Our attorneys are experienced in divorce cases involving businesses and business interests. Whether you and your spouse co-own a family business or one of you is the sole owner or partner in a business, we can help. We are skilled at dividing professional practices such as medical or legal practices, and understand how to address intangibles like goodwill value. In fact, when needed, we can bring in one of the business evaluators or experts we have a long-standing relationship with to ensure a complete understanding of a business’s value.
We can also address the division of ranch land, oil and gas rights, mineral rights, and more. Whatever challenge needs to be overcome, you can be confident we can handle it.
Learn More About Property Division
Call 214-449-1900 or send an email to schedule a meeting at our law office. We are available to discuss all issues regarding the division of property in divorce.
Texans Helping Texans
At Law Office of Michella K. Melton, we are lifelong Texans dedicated to helping people in McKinney and throughout Collin County. This is where we live. This is where we work. We use our decade-plus of legal experience to help the members of our community overcome divorce, family law and estate issues of all kinds. We will be here when you need us.
Our law firm was founded by Michella K. Melton. Prior to becoming an attorney in 2002, she worked as a registered nurse. In that role, she learned the importance of providing compassionate and detailed service. This is just as important in the legal realm as it is in the medical field, particularly in family law and estate matters.
These are emotional issues, and you have the right to expect that your attorney will listen to what you have been through and be there for you as your case progresses.
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A Long History Of Caring Service To Our Community
We will stand by your side against any challenge. We want you to be comfortable with us, and we also want you to be confident knowing we have the experience and skills to overcome any obstacle that stands between you and your goals. While these cases are frequently resolved by negotiating a settlement, we are prepared to argue your case in court if necessary.
Call 214-449-1900 or send an email to schedule a meeting with an experienced Texas lawyer.