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Freezing Marital Assets: Getting a Financial Restraining Order When You File for Divorce

Posted by Aaron Thomas | Apr 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

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While many couples behave honestly and fairly during a divorce, in other cases, spouses may try to harm the other financially. An angry divorcing spouse may try to hide assets, empty bank accounts, destroy property, or otherwise dissipate the marital estate. If you have good reason to believe your spouse is pulling a fast one with funds, the court may grant you a financial restraining order, which prohibits certain actions by your spouse.

In this article for lawyers.com, I explain how to obtain a financial restraining order in your divorce.

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Aaron Thomas

EXPERIENCE Aaron began his legal career in 2002, as an in-house staff attorney for Habitat for Humanity International. He then honed his trial skills from 2004 to 2007 at the Dekalb County Public Defender's office, rising quickly through the ranks, representing hundreds of indigent clients facin...

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