How do I transfer the title of my house in Texas after divorce?
Review the divorce decree to determine who gets the real estate. Obtain a copy of the prior deed to the property. Create a new deed to transfer the property as described in the divorce decree. Submit the new deed to the city or county land records for recording.
Who gets the house in Texas divorce?
The most common type of real estate divided during a divorce is the marital house. If one spouse wants to stay in the home, they can agree to keep the house and the debt associated with the house. The parties may also agree that one spouse will keep the house and give the other spouse half of the equity.
Does 401k automatically go to spouse?
If you are married, federal law says your spouse* is automatically the beneficiary of your 401k or other pension plan, period. Even if your intended beneficiary is a domestic partner you’ve been with for 20 years, your spouse will have legal claim to your 401k if you die, unless he or she signs a waiver.