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Divorce and property division as a business owner

| Sep 1, 2020 | High-Asset Divorce |

When it comes to the distribution of marital property, every state is different so it is imperative to review the laws in Texas. Some people do not prepare for the division of marital property and this is often challenging for those with a high net worth and significant assets at stake. If you own a business, you need to understand how your divorce could impact your company.

Fortunately, business owners can browse the internet to review their rights and various legal issues surrounding property division.

Looking into property division in Texas

According to TexasLawHelp.org, community property is divided between two parties during the divorce process in Texas. Various types of property are subject to division, so long as a couple was in possession of the property during their marriage and one party cannot prove that the property is separate. From vehicles, real estate, retirement accounts and even furniture, various types of property are split up when a couple divorces. In fact, a business is also considered community property, in many instances.

Looking into the impact of property division on your business

If you own a company, there are multiple ways in which divorce could affect your business. Aside from the financial side of dividing a business, some people are in a tough position because they depend on their former partner for daily business operations. Moreover, the emotional toll of divorce and property division is especially tough for some business owners. It is critical to take steps to safeguard your business during and after the divorce process.