Property tracing is often necessary when evaluating assets during the property division component of divorce and complex high-asset divorce. In Texas, property owned by spouses is either community property or separate. When the lines become blurred between money that overlaps into each category, or assets that started as separate but have value increases that might be considered community, having an experienced lawyer is essential.
I am attorney Zoe Meigs and through my experience and skill, I help my clients divide their property during divorce so that they keep as much as they are entitled to. I represent clients throughout Fort Worth and beyond in family law matters only.
For more than 12 years, I have limited my practice to family law. I know the family court system in the area, the lawyers and judges involved, and I am adept at finding successful resolutions for my clients.
Understanding Property Tracing
The first step in tracing separate property is determining whether there is an element of an asset that is separate. If there is, I look for ways to prove it, by tracing the money or asset back to its origination. I develop the paper trail showing the chronological order of where the asset started as separate property.
Property tracing can be useful when dealing with assets such as:
- Inheritances and significant gifts
- Homes owned prior to the marriage
- Business assets when the business or its assets were owned prior to the marriage
Property tracing can be a useful tool for clients who are concerned about maintaining the character of property they believe is separate and also where hiding assets is suspected. In any situation, I am highly effective and seek to protect my clients' interests and their assets.
Contact The Law Office of Zoe Meigs, P.C. | Tarrant County Hidden Assets Attorney
To schedule a consultation regarding your family law matter, call 817-381-9905 or contact me online here. My Fort Worth, Texas, office is conveniently located near both interstates 20 and 30, free from central downtown traffic. Parking is complimentary. Credit cards are accepted.