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Property division during a divorce

It is essential to know the basics of property division when going through the divorce process.

In California, Texas, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Louisiana, Idaho, Wisconsin, and New Mexico, divorcing couples are required to divide the property acquired during the marriage 50/50. However, assets that were given to a spouse as a gift during the marriage must remain solely with the recipient.

In all other states, the general rule is that the divorcing couple must split everything up according to “what is fair.” The divorce court determines the parameters for what is fair.

If you are going through a divorce in Denton and dealing with property division issues, contact the attorneys of Alexander & Associates. Legal advice from a family lawyer can expedite the divorce process. Call (972) 420-6560 today to find out how a one of our attorneys can help you.

Divorce of ex-surgeon Michael Brown to pause for bankruptcy case

Former Houston hand surgeon Michael Brown’s divorce proceedings from his fourth wife, Rachel Brown, were stalled due to his Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.

The proceedings should have started Monday, September 30 in Harris County’s 309th State District Court. However, according to a court official, the divorce will not move forward until his bankruptcy case is resolved.

Brown’s bankruptcy case was filed last January in Miami, but was withdrawn in February. It was reinstated September 23 and transferred to Houston.

Terminating a marriage can be a difficult decision. Our experienced Denton attorneys at Alexander & Associates are prepared to handle all factors of a divorce case with compassion. Please call (972) 420-6560 today to discuss your situation.