Texas is a Community Property state. This adds a great deal of complexity to estate planning since these rules are relevant at death, not just upon divorce. Short. Handy, but obviously incomplete. A treatise would not do the job entirely. I think this is a nice compromise. As is the case everywhere on this website, do not rely on it. That is what attorneys are for. An attorney can take a specific situation and apply the law, or such law as there is. All I can do here is set forth some general principles.