An Attorney Bringing Diverse Legal Experience To Your Divorce
If you are about to go through a divorce, you are probably focused on the emotional and relationship difficulties you are facing. These are important and worthy of attention, to be sure. But from a legal standpoint, divorce also impacts many other aspects of your life and your future, including finances, living arrangements, retirement and much more.
While this can feel overwhelming, hiring the right attorney can make a world of difference. When you hire Cheryl B. Jeter, PLLC, your case will be overseen by a family law attorney with extensive knowledge of business law, probate law and real estate law. Cheryl is prepared to handle every aspect of your divorce, including:
- Division of property
- Division of retirement assets
- Conservatorship (child custody) and child support
- Division/protection of a closely held business
- Spousal support (alimony)
Whether your case involves significant and complex assets or a more modest marital estate, Ms. Jeter is ready to guide you through the process from start to finish. You can rest assured that no detail will be overlooked or unresolved.
How Is Property Divided?
Texas is what’s known as a “community property” state. This means that property and assets acquired during the marriage are generally assumed to be equally owned by both spouses (including appreciation in the value of certain assets like insurance policies). In divorce, courts are instructed to divide community property equally between both spouses, when possible.
If certain assets are deemed “separate property,” they are not subject to division. Separate property can include assets owned by one spouse prior to the marriage or assets given to one spouse only during the marriage. However, this can get complicated if separate assets were commingled and used for the benefit of both spouses.
In cases of high-asset divorce or complex asset division, it is especially important to work with a skilled an experienced attorney like Cheryl B. Jeter.
Don’t Let Divorce Jeopardize Your Small Business
If you own a small business, you know firsthand just how much work and sacrifice it takes to make it successful. Unfortunately, business ownership can greatly complicate your divorce proceedings, and divorce proceedings can threaten the future of your business.
In many cases, both spouses have an ownership stake in the business. In order to preserve the business, you may need to trade away other assets equivalent to your spouse’s share of the venture. There are other strategies we can discuss as well, depending on the details of your case.
Contact The Firm To Schedule Your Initial Consultation
Based in Houston, Cheryl B. Jeter, PLLC serves clients throughout Harris County and surrounding areas. To discuss your legal options with an experienced family law attorney, call 281-730-8104 or fill out the firm’s online contact form.