Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about estate planning or the probate process? Do you need to know more about family law in Dallas? Are you wondering if you have a personal injury case? Are unsure if you need a lawyer?

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  • What assets are considered separate property?

    The following are examples of what is considered separate property:
     
    ◦Property owned prior to the marriage.
    ◦Property acquired during the marriage by gift, devise or descent.
    ◦Property acquired during marriage which was traceable as a mutation of previously owned separate property.
    ◦Property, or income from such property, resulting from the partition of existing community property.  The partition should be in the form of a written agreement between the spouses.
    ◦Property transferred from one spouse to another in the form of a gift is separate property (note, the gift is presumed to include all income or property which may arise from that gift of property).
    ◦Personal injury recoveries (other than for loss of earnings).
     
    See what community property consists of.