Joint Accounts


#1

Dear Ruby58:

Greetings. If you mean “gambled” as in the slots in Vegas…then if you act quickly to retain an attorney and get things straightened out, the funds wasted should be counted against him. If you mean “gambled” as in wasted the funds on stuff that you disagree with - golf trips, vacations to florida without you, a new car, then no, it will likely not count against him. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorce.com
919-787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#2

By the way, the longer you wait to hire an attorney, the more it looks like you acquiesed and agreed to his behavior. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorce.com
919-787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#3

I was injured in an accident. While I was very very ill my husband told me it was good business to morgage our home because the money would do more in our bank account and also give us some IRS deductions. He promised that he would not use the morgage money but just keep it in the bank. He told me that is what he had done. I was too sick to even think that he might be up to something. I have just recently become medically “better” and found that he spent (gambled away) all the banked morgage money. So now our home has a morgage on it. If I divorce him…would his actions be considered in the property settlement?