Laura Dale & Associates, P.C.
Se Habla Español Nous Parlons Français
Call 713-574-7952 or 888-572-6059

Advice for those who must split up art

Splitting up property is never fun when you're getting divorce. It can be hard, frustrating and time-consuming. For those who collect art, this can be even more complicated. People are often attached to their art and don't want to let it go. Below are a few tips that may help the process go smoothly.

1. Work with an appraiser.

The only way to divide art is to determine exactly what each piece is worth. The value changes over time, so don't assume that it's worth what you paid for it. Additionally, understand that splitting it has to be based on the value right now—not what you hope it will be worth in 20 years. Hire a professional appraiser so that you can have some solid values that will stand up in court.

2. Inventory your art.

You never want to start this process without an inventory. Go through everything and list all of the pieces you own. If you know the values—or at least what you paid—list that as well. Make sure that nothing is overlooked or forgotten.

3. Talk to your spouse.

As noted, many people have emotional attachments to certain pieces. Your spouse may really want a piece that you don't care about that much. Keep lines of communication open. You may be able to find an agreement that suits both of you, keeping the pieces you care about and getting rid of those that are less important.

If you'd like to learn more about divorce in Texas and find more tips and legal advice, please take a look at our site today.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Client Testimonials

  1. Laura Dale the best Family Law attorney I have ever met... Posted by John...Listens, takes your calls, tells you the truth (even when it may not be what you want to hear)... Read More

  2. The Best...Posted by a Child Custody client... Laura Dale handled my international child custody and divorce matter. I am an attorney in Houston and was referred to her... Read More

  3. A Meticulous, Knowledgeable, Attorney with Heart...Posted by a Child Custody client... Laura was not the first attorney that my husband and I interviewed for an extremely complex... Read More

  4. Top Notch, Hands Down - The Best...Posted by Tammi, a Child Custody client... Laura Dale has been absolutely the best attorney I could have found for my difficult child custody... Read More

Contact Our Experienced Team Today | Se habla español | Nous parlons français

Due to the experience our lawyers have in many specialized areas, you can rely on us to put together the right team to handle your case, even if it centers on complex issues such as international family law, business valuation or bankruptcy. Contact us today to make an appointment to discuss your needs with a knowledgeable lawyer.

Login to Client Portal

Laura Dale & Associates, P.C.
1800 Saint James Place
Suite 620
Houston, TX 77056

Toll Free: 888-572-6059
Phone: 713-574-7952
Fax: 713-600-1718
Houston Law Office Map