Property setttlement


#1

HI, AM SEPERATED, AFTER 14 YEARS OF MARRIAGE, MY SPOUSE SOLD ONE OF OUR TWO CARS, DIDNT TELL ME ABOUT IT, WE HAVE NOT SETTLED ANY OF OUR PROPERTIES YET, I BELIEVE HE IS LEAVING THE COUNTRY, AND HE MIGHT SELL THE REST OF OUR THINGS, I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO I CANT AFFORD A LAWYER, CAN YOU PLEASE TELL WHAT SHOULD I DO AND DOES HE HAVE TO GIVE ME PART OF THE PROCEEDS HE GOT FROM THE CAR.ALSO HE FILLED HIS TAXES AS MARRIED FILLING JOINTLY WITHOUT MY KNOWLEDGE, HE CASHED THE CHECK, I DONT KNOW HOW HE WAS ABLE TO DO THAT, WITH MY NAME ON IT, IS IT LEGAL?.


#2

You need to file an action for equitable distribution of property and you should include a motion for injunctive relief to prevent your spouse from deposing of marital property, and you should do so as soon as possible. As for the tax check, if your husband forged your signature that is illegal, if the money was deposited into a joint account and he took the funds his actions will not be considered illegal but you are entitled to half of those funds.
I strongly suggest that you meet with a lawyer to discuss your options. If you are a dependant spouse you may be entitled to spousal support, and to have your husband pay a portion of your attorney’s fees as well.


#3

THANKS, BY THE WAY THE CHECK WAS DEPOSITED IN HIS PERSONAL ACCOUNT.