Dividing property in Texas is usually not among the simpler things spouses must do during divorce. Texas functions under the community property system of dividing property, which is a system misunderstood by many. In the process of dividing marital property from separate property, and then dividing the marital property itself, Texas strives for an equitable division of assets. However, Texas is not an "equitable distribution" state, the way most of the states in the country are; Texas is a community property state. As a result, there can be much confusion over how assets are divided in the state.
Some may believe that, like the state of California for instance, Texas aims for an equal split of marital property. In other words, each spouse may receive half of the house, half of joint back accounts and so on. While this is a simplified scenario even for states that use such a system, in Texas matters can be much more complex. In a state like Texas, it's possible to have a technically uneven distribution of assets that is still found to be equitable.