In many states, property is divided equally during a divorce, with few exceptions. In Texas, though, judges have considerable discretion in deciding what property should go to which spouse.
If you happen to own a business and are going through a divorce in Texas the process of property division can become very complicated. If the business falls under the category of community property under Texas family law, the business must be valued to determine its worth to the marital estate.
Under Texas marital law property falls within two categories: Separate property and community property. And although Texas is a community property state the rules on distribution are different than in other states.