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How to File a Reimbursement Claim During a Texas Divorce
  Having questions about whether you can file a reimbursement claim is pretty normal, considering that you are still figuring out stuff about the division of property during the divorce. A huge part of a Texas divorce involves determining which property is owned by whom, which property is separate property and which ones are community property that must be split. This will all be new to you, so you will surely have a lot of questions. Before we discuss anything about filing a reimbursement claim, we need to fully understand the concept of separate and community property. Categorizing Your Properties Basically, when it comes to a divorce, there are three categories where each of your properties will fall into. You are probably aware that Texas is a ‘community property state’. That’s the first category your properties could fall into. Property that you and your spouse acquired during the length of your marriage will fall into this category. Inheritance and other similar types of properties are exemptions though. The separate estates that you have will fall into the separate property category. These are the accounts or actual property that already belonged to you before you got married. What if you contributed some money to your spouse’s separate property? This is where reimbursement comes in. For instance, if your spouse owned a house prior to your marriage and you spent a fortune renovating that house, that is basically separate property, but you can file a reimbursement claim. This is the third category.   Everything You Need To Know About Reimbursement   Filing a reimbursement claim means that you can get a chance to get back the money you spent on your spouse’s separate property. This does not mean that all the money you’ve spent on your spouse’s property will be completely reimbursed. […]

How to File a Reimbursement Claim During a Texas Divorce