Fort Worth Divorce Asset Protection Attorney
Divorce Property Division: Protect Your Assets
The judge decides upon a “just and right” divorce property asset division of the community property held by the married couple. Board Certified Family Law Attorney, Divorce Lawyer Bob Leonard is a respected member of the Fort Worth business community. With strong, solid business acumen and proficient and persuasive courtroom skills, he is the steady, shrewd expert you need leading your legal team.
Community Property vs. Separate Property in Divorce Property Division
Community property is anything you acquired or earned during the marriage unless you can prove it is separate property. Separate property is anything that is acquired prior to the marriage, or that is acquired during the marriage by gift or inheritance. Characterization of property means whether the property or asset is defined as community or separate.
We see frequent disputes as to the character or value of an asset, particularly in high-asset divorces. As a long-time businessman and board certified Fort Worth divorce attorney, Bob Leonard specializes in complex divorce property and asset division. This ability is critically important because the judge can only divide or award community property, not separate property.
The first step is determining the nature and value of the divorce property and assets. In addition to client input, Bob works closely with experts, when necessary, to support his client’s position and to evaluate the marital community. Then, when he has all of the facts, he develops a winning strategy and best plan of action to protect his client and to preserve the property or assets, including hidden assets.
Examples of Divorce Property Asset Division Knowledge and Expertise:
- Employer benefits and retirement plans
- Residential and commercial real estate
- Insurance policies
- Oil & gas royalties
- Commodity working interests
- Stock options and long term investment instruments
- Farm and ranch property and assets, including livestock and equipment
- Businesses, including current and future earnings and any associated capital investments such as equipment and property
- Bonds and mutual funds
- Copyrights and patents
- Intellectual property