A person considering separation should consult with an attorney to determine what rights may exist or what courts may do in the event of a hearing on temporary orders while a divorce is pending. In Texas there is no legal separation per se so the parties potentially continue to acquire community property or incur community debt. It is also important to have as much information as possible regarding your finances, your estate and any documents you may have supporting potential separate property claims.
Brian Loughmiller is a partner at the McKinney, Texas law firm of Loughmiller Higgins. Serving family law clients throughout North Texas and the DFW Metroplex area, Brian and his partner, Eric Higgins, have 47 years of combined trial experience. One of the top family lawyers in the state, Brian has been recognized as a Super Lawyer every year since 2005.