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Property Division Lawyer in West Houston

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Attorney Walter Schouten understands that property division can be extremely contentious, especially when there are many complex assets to be divided. He is committed to helping clients get the property that they need and deserve during a divorce settlement.

With several years of experience fighting for, against, and with some of the best attorneys in Texas, the skilled West Houston property division lawyer at Schouten Legal is able to provide a big law firm experience with a small law firm feel.

If you have questions about property division, Attorney Schouten has your answers. Contact him today at (832) 772-5774.

Community Property vs. Separate Property

The legal system in Texas presumes that all marital property is community property unless it meets a qualifying condition.

Qualifying conditions that render assets as separate property include:

  • The property was specifically designated as separate property in a pre- or postnuptial agreement
  • The property was separately owned prior to the marriage
  • The property was a gift or an inheritance

Any property that falls under the above categories cannot be divided and will remain with the sole possessor. All assets that do not meet the stated requirements are considered community property and will be included in the property division.

Community property assets may include:

  • Vehicles
  • Businesses
  • Real estate
  • Bank accounts
  • High-value items
  • Intellectual property
  • Investment accounts

Community property assets will need to be fairly divided between the spouses. When agreements cannot be reached, the court will determine what is equitable. In this situation, you will need an experienced family law attorney to represent your best interests in court and help you keep what is rightfully yours.

Ensure the Protection of Your Rights

The West Houston property division attorney at Schouten Legal can help you effectively pursue a positive outcome in your property division dispute. Put his experience to work for you today.

For qualified legal counsel from a law firm with a proven track record of success, call (832) 772-5774.

Client Testimonials

  • “This man heard my story and took my case!”


  • “I have all the trust in the world that Walter will help me win my case.”


  • “I feel so lucky to have had Walter as my attorney.”


  • “His knowledge of the law protected me, but it was his attention to detail that impressed me the most.”


Why Choose Schouten Legal?

  • Reliable & Trustworthy

    You will receive honest representation.

  • Family & Client Focused

    Attorney Schouten always has his clients' best interest in mind.

  • Cost Effective Services

    Strive to provide quality services at more affordable prices.

  • Knowledgeable & Experienced

    Walter Schouten has the experience to help you.