Alan W. Metcalf, Attorney at Law

Property Division

Community property is divided equally at Date of Trial. Separate Property must be traced and evidence provided. Business valuation and Real Property Appraisals are issues to consider. Pictures and 3rd Parties are helpful in proving the existence of property. Generally Property owned prior to marriage that is not transferred into the community remains Separate and Property acquired during the marriage is Community. FC §2640 provides for the value of down payment to community home is to be given back to party who made it without interest or appreciation.