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Can I get half of the house if I have only been married four years in texas
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Hello friend. My name is XXXXX XXXXX welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: (1) this is general information only, not legal advice, and, (2) there may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies.

Texas is a community property state. This means that regardless of whether or not you are on the deed, you:

1) Will get half the house if it was purchased during the marriage; but
2) Will not get half the house if it was purchased by the other party before marriage, or;
3) Will not get half the house if it was purchased during marriage but by money inherited or owned by the other party before marriage.

Of course the home cannot be "split." Either one party will get the home and the other half of its value from the rest of the estate, or, if neither party wants the home, it would be ordered sold and proceeds split.

I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.

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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

Do you practice in Houston, I see you have varied expertise in which I need? PI immigration, etc....

Hello Marie,

Thank you for your follow up. I am afraid that JustAnswer experts are not allowed to state where they are, actually. I can tell you that I am Texas-licensed. And yes, I do practice family law. But we are not allowed to take customers on as clients, and as such, cannot solicit business off this site or communicate off this site.

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