Wife and her mother emptied my bank account, stole car


#1

Hi,

Yesterday, my wife and her mother emptied our joint bank account with a cashier’s check. She took our cash savings from the safe, stole a car that was registered in my name, and took the rest of her possessions and left. Can I file a felony, civil lawsuit against her or her mother to retrieve the stolen property?

Thanks so much for any response to this issue.


#2

You can report that your wife took the car that was titled in your name to the authorities. They will likely tell you that it is a domestic matter.

The civil lawsuit you would file is for Equitable Distribution, and you should immediately file a Temporary Restraining Order and Motion for Interim Distribution to be scheduled for hearing in front of a judge to insure your marital property is not sold and dissipated before you can get it back.