While many of our clients are aware that Texas is a community property state (Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Washington and Wisconsin), it is rare that a client appreciates the nuances of the application of the Texas community property regime. Thus, we often counsel clients about these nuances and their practical application. It is not unusual for both our unmarried clients and our married clients to have keen interest in marital property issues, particularly in the context of their own estate planning. While our focus historically has been on matters falling under Texas law, we are skilled at helping clients address marital property issues governed by state law elsewhere.
Particularly because Texas allows nearly all marital property issues to be tried to a jury, and because the Texas Legislature rarely leaves the law in this area unchanged, it is important that clients have the benefit of our ongoing analysis and insight into these ever-changing issues.