Overview of Chapter 9
An understanding of Chapter 9’s powers and limitations is necessary to represent clients in property enforcement suits and to better negotiate and draft property divisions. Unfortunately, Chapter 9 is an often overlooked and misunderstood portion of Title 1 of the Family Code. In the enforcement arena, it is overshadowed by Chapter 157. Oftentimes, practitioners try to apply to property enforcement the broad powers Chapter 157 provides to enforce child support and possession orders, with unsuccessful results. The goal of this paper is to prepare you to represent your clients in a property enforcement suit...