Frisco Property Division

Property Division

Property division can be one of the most contentious areas of a divorce proceeding. Texas is a community property state, which means that, with few exceptions, all property and debts acquired during the marriage are considered to be shared equally by both spouses. Property acquired by gift or inheritance and most personal injury awards, as well as property and debts held by either spouse prior to the marriage, are considered separate property.

Texas Asset Division Attorney

In many cases, one of the biggest challenges is trying to determine what is community property and what is separate property. There are times when one spouse used separate property funds to pay for home improvements or the other spouse’s education. This is called commingling and can be very difficult to sort out. Once community and separate property have been identified, the next step is to value and distribute the community property.

Seeking a Fair Settlement on Your Behalf

At the Vern D. Richards Law Office in Frisco, I work diligently to see that my clients receive the best property division settlement available. As a community property state, Texas Law seeks to divide property in a fair and just manner, which is not necessarily 50/50. When you hire me as your lawyer, I will take the time to understand your goals and do everything I can to reach them. If there is a dispute over community or separate property, I will present the strongest possible argument to obtain a favorable result for you.

I have access to valuation experts who can help to ensure that the correct value is assigned to each asset and work to reach a property division agreement that works for everyone. It is important for spouses to reach agreement in these matters whenever possible. If they don’t, a judge may eventually divide the property for you. It is always better for couples to reach some sort of agreement than to leave it all in the hands of the judge.

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Frisco Truck Accident

Truck Accident

Accidents involving trucks can cause terrible injuries. Whether it is a semi or a gravel truck, it is bound to be larger than the vehicle you are driving, and impact with it can cause catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths. If you or a loved one has suffered such an accident, speak with our Plano trucking accident lawyer right away.

Frisco Truck Accident Attorney

Our lawyer will sit down with you, listen to what happened, and give you an honest assessment of what you can expect. If you have a case, we will immediately begin work to get you the compensation you deserve, and will charge no attorney’s fees until you get compensation.

Semi-Truck & Tractor Trailer Accident Cases Are Complex

Of all kinds of auto accident cases, tractor trailer accident litigation can be the most complex. A lawyer must investigate to see if the truck driver or trucking company broke any of the many relevant regulations. A driver may have been fatigued. There may have been improper maintenance or brake failure. If so, they are negligent and must pay damages.

Of course, it is not just 18-wheelers that pose a threat. In Collin County, as with many parts of Texas, our cities are growing. This means many construction trucks, flatbed trucks, gravel trucks, and other commercial vehicles are on the roads and causing accidents.

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Frisco Animal & Dog Bite

Dog Bite

Vicious dogs must not be allowed to roam free and bite innocent people. In Texas, leash laws are supposed to prevent aggressive breeds from biting children, but what happens when they do anyway? Who will pay for the medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damage?

Frisco Animal Attack & Dog Bite Lawyer

Dog owners have a responsibility to control their animals, and when they fail in that responsibility, they must pay. A personal injury lawyer can get you the compensation you deserve.

Texas Personal Injury Law & Dangerous Dogs

For victims of dog bites, the law provides a remedy in the form of “premises liability.” Premises liability law holds the owner responsible for your injuries.

Victims of animal attacks and dog bites can sue for all consequences of the attack. If you suffered disfigurement because of a dog bite, the owner should pay for reconstructive surgery. The owner may not know what his responsibilities are. The only way to recover is to higher an experienced personal injury attorney.

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