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Can you sue for assets taken by a spouse without permission during a divorce?

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2005-11-17 20:28:31
2005-11-17 20:28:31

Yes you can. You may not win, because once married it's usually classed by law that everything you both own is both of yours to be divided equally. If your spouse only took a bit of furniture and nothing large like the house, sold a new car, etc., then it's not worth going to court over it as the court costs may be on the high side, not to mention your peace of mind. I was married before and my ex drained my bank account of $7,000. I was furious because I had to work a lot of O/T to manage to scrape that money together (my nest egg.) I was in the process of getting a divorce (in Canada) going after him for the money was an entirely different case than our divorce case. Since there was no home or other monies involved I just wanted to get rid of him and get on with life, so I never went after the money. Looking back I'm glad I didn't because it wouldn't have been worth it. The divorce (which should have been an easy one .. no children involved) was dragged out by him and I was mentally and physically exhausted. Good luck Marcy

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