High Net Worth Divorce Lawyer
Hire a Top Pearland Divorce Attorney - (281) 410-5780
Seeking a lawyer for your high net worth divorce? My name is Dennis M.
Slate, Attorney at Law. I understand that while everyone desires quality
representation for their divorce, the requirement for a superior Pearland
divorce lawyer increases dramatically when there are significant assets involved.
Why Choose My Pearland Divorce Firm?
My firm has been named one of the
top family law firms
I am selected for inclusion in the
Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ listing.
20 years of service in the U.S. Army and Reserves, and I am currently a major.
I am a
Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Due to my years of service, I am a highly dedicated and disciplined attorney
with a laser focus on reaching my clients' desired objectives. If
you are worried about losing valuable assets to your spouse or walking
away with less than your fair share, I have the tools and experience necessary
to protect your rights to your property and everything else that matters
to you such as your children, if any.
Call (281) 410-5780 or email my office today to schedule your confidential
Dividing Property in a High Net Worth Divorce
In Texas, the division of property comes down to whether the property is
considered community property or separate property. Community property
is all property acquired by you and your spouse during the marriage. Separate
property is property owned by either spouse prior to the marriage, or
it was acquired by a spouse during the marriage in the form of a gift,
inheritance, or personal injury lawsuit.
Community property is not necessarily split 50/50. The judge strives to divide community assets and debts in a manner that
is fair. Depending on the couple's circumstances, the judge may award
more of the community property/and or debt to one of the spouses. As far
as separate property is concerned, the judge cannot divide it.
What the judge considers when dividing property:
- Fault in the divorce
- The difference in earning capacities and education
- Age and health of both parties
- Any special needs or circumstances of either party
- Separate property available to either spouse
Must the Judge Decide on Who Gets What?
Leaving the final say to a judge may be the last thing you want. Fortunately,
if you and your spouse can reach an agreement on the division of your
property, the judge will typically approve the agreement before granting
the divorce. This negotiation process is where a good attorney comes in.
If all efforts at diplomacy fail, it may be necessary to explore mediation,
and if no agreement is reached in mediation, the case will proceed to
trial and the judge will decide on property division. Whether you are
looking for a savvy negotiator or a proven trial attorney, you can depend
on my law firm for your high net worth divorce.
Contact my office at (281) 410-5780 to receive the highest level of care and professionalism
in your divorce case.