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Separate Property Inheritances

Houston Divorce & Property Division Attorneys

Property division can be one of the most important and complex parts of a divorce. Divvying up personal property is a major undertaking, and how it’s done depends on many factors: from what the property is to how spouses approach proceedings. If there’s an inheritance, a number of challenges can arise.

The family law team at Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C., has become known for dynamic negotiation and litigation, and for our meticulous approach to protecting clients’ rights, interests, and most prized possessions. That includes separate property inheritances such as:

Have questions about protecting your separate property inheritance in divorce? Speak with a Houston family lawyer from Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C. Call (713) 909-7323 or contact us online.

Protecting Your Property in a Texas Divorce

In any divorce where there’s property to be divided, the first and most important step is to determine what belongs to whom. That’s because Texas is a “community property” state where only property owned by both spouses is subject to division. By definition, separate property is yours to keep – provided you’re able to prove it.

Because Texas law presumes all assets in divorce to be community property, everything is theoretically on the table. Overcoming the presumption requires evidence and a great deal of work.

Our legal team has experience handling a range of complex property division proceedings involving inheritances and separate property, and can assist clients with:

As a firm nationally recognized for our work in business litigation, we understand the financial stakes involved in dividing assets and debts during divorce – and why it’s critical to protect clients’ rights and property, whether they have an inheritance, or are entitled to a share or marital assets due to their contributions or commingling. If you have questions about an inheritance or any divorce-related matters, our legal team is available to review your situation, discuss your options, and explain how we may be able to help.

Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C. serves clients throughout Houston and the state of Texas. Contact us to request a consultation.

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