Decatur Family Law and Probate Attorney

Put Your Trust In A Lawyer Who Understands Your Needs

One of the main parts of a divorce is making difficult decisions regarding your property. These cases often are emotional and are difficult for many to process. You need the help of an experienced lawyer. The Law Offices of Marilyn J. Belew, P.C., has over 20 years of experience helping clients adjust their plans for the future.

Understanding What Community Property Means For You

Texas is a community property state, which means there are a specific set of rules that must be followed. When you are separating, the courts look at all your assets. This includes many things besides your home, such as cars, boats and furniture. Anything that was acquired during your marriage is considered community property. Separate property, or property that you had before the marriage, remains yours.

The court assumes that all property is shared, which means that we must show what was originally yours. A judge will try to split things as fairly as possible; however, they may not understand your needs. This is where Marilyn Belew can help you build the strongest possible case. There are a number of factors a judge will look at. They include:

  • Each spouse’s earning capacity
  • The age and health of both parties
  • The value of the property
  • The needs of children, if there are any

The law can quickly become confusing. No two cases are the same. Attorney Marilyn Belew offers creative solutions to all problems. Together we can look at your assets and determine what is in your best interest.

Call Today To Get Started

If you have questions about property division, it’s important to talk to an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. No matter where you are at in the process, we can help. Contact our office in Decatur today at 940-627-6400 or fill out our contact form.