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What is community property in Texas?

Posted by Diane Wanger | Mar 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

A common question people ask when they come to see me on an initial divorce consultation is what is community property"?

Community property is all property acquired during the time of marriage, other than by gift or inheritance. But the story doesn't end there. There is a concept in our property laws that allows for mutation of property. On a practical matter, what that means is you might enter the marriage with a house, which is yours separate property, (because you did not acquire it during the time of marriage). Then you might sell that property, and use the proceeds to purchase a vehicle. Even though the vehicle was purchased during the marriage and would appear to be community property, if the proper evidence is presented, the vehicle can be "proven" to be separate property.

Retirement accounts are a common asset which people own either separate property or part separate in part, community property.

If you think you have a separate property claim have a detailed discussion with your attorney or call 817.8285.2855 to see me in Tarrant County, Texas.

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Diane Wanger

Diane M. WangerExperience and Wisdom  I was board-certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1992. About me and my practice: Family Law (Peaceful)• Uncontested Cases (Can only represent one party under ethics rules)• Collaborative Law (Can only represent party unde...


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