Protect Yourself

You didn't plan on divorce when you took your marriage vows, but now it's time for you and your spouse to move on. You've accumulated joint assets and started a family, and you want to protect all of this throughout the dissolution of your marriage. You must also protect yourself, because the road ahead is going to be bumpy and emotional.

The Webb Family Law Firm, P.C., represents clients in Dallas, Texas, as well as in Collin, Denton, Ellis, Rockwall and Tarrant counties. Our lawyers, Brian L. Webb and Natalie Webb, are certified as family law specialists by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We are never intimidated by the opposition, and we are dedicated to protecting you and your interests during your divorce proceedings.

Marital Property

All property acquired during your marriage is presumed to be community property. However, property you held prior to the marriage, received as a gift or inheritance, or any personal injury recovery (aside from wages) may be considered your separate property so long as the separate character of the property is proven to be clear and convincing evidence.

The division of property can be a source of contention between you and your spouse, and it is not uncommon for spouses to try to hide marital property. However, you can protect yourself prior to a divorce filing by creating an inventory of all property, gathering statements relating to financial holdings and obtaining copies of recent tax returns.

Other Considerations

It is important for you to understand that the decisions you make now may affect your final settlement agreement in the future. Other things to consider during your divorce planning include:

  • Existence of a premarital or postmarital agreement
  • Custodial/noncustodial parental arrangements for your children
  • Need of financial support, including child support provisions and alimony

Additional concerns may include the loss of a secondary or primary income, and finding a new place to live if you are moving out of the marital home.

Let Us Help You

Every divorce is different; every reason for marriage dissolution unique. The Webb Family Law Firm, P.C., will listen to all of your concerns and design a strategy to ensure that you are prepared to move forward with your divorce as stress-free as possible. You may reach our lawyers at 972-863-0279 or through our website's online form. We are ready to discuss your case and provide you with solutions tailored specifically for ending your marriage.