July 30, 2018
Did you know that Texas is one of just nine community property states? This can have a profound effect on the dissolution of property during divorce proceedings as, in general, it means that any property acquired by a couple during their marriage is equally owned by both spouses.
The State Law Library has created a research guide to better explain community property laws. This guide includes:
- Chapters of the Texas Family Code that govern community property and issues related to community property
- A brief overview of the history of community property law authored by the Texas State Historical Society
- TexasLawHelp.org's Dividing Your Property and Debt in a Divorce
- Marital Property Liabilities: Dispelling the Myth of Community Debt, an article from the Texas Bar Journal on the idea of community debt
- Remote access to e-books such as Matthew Bender's Texas Family Law Practice and Procedure