Greetings. Yes, it is the children’s property, but the parents that argue about child custody need these items divided. Also, I should mention that this is marital property owned by the parents and used by the children generally.
He is correct to list all gifts that you each gave each other during the marriage - as gifts between spouses is marital property. You will be able to keep your ring, but you will also take the value for it (meaning that you will take cash or value somewhere else).
Yes, he will have to account for his behavior and judges are no joke - they are smart individuals. They will catch on to his behavior.
You need to file a motion for interim distribution to ask that your husband transfers money to you for attorney fees.
I hope that I answered all of your questions. Please let me know. Thank you.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm
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