Family Law Questions? Ask a Family Lawyer Online.
Good morning. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. Very shortly you will be required to disclose and turn over all this information. The reason for it, is so that all parties know what martial assets there are, so they ca be divided and everything is disclosed, so the parties know what they may be entitled to. Only with a court order, could those assets/accounts be frozen and there would be a hearing, placing you and your attorney on notice and giving you a chance to respond and be heard.
Please let me know if you have any follow up questions or need any clarification on something which I stated above. Also, remember to rate my service at the top of this page, before exiting the site, so I can receive credit for my help. I hope you found it to be Excellent! Only rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. If you feel the need to click either of the two lower ratings to the left, please stop and reply to me. I want to make sure your experience with the site was as pleasurable as possible and that you are satisfied with the help I provided.
No, they can not. As I shared, that would need a court order. For a court order to be obtained, the other party would need to file a motion, asking the Judge to freeze these, out of concern that you will take funds, which are martial assets and dispose, waste or hide them.
If this motion is filed, you will be placed on notice via your attorney and be able to respond and appear to be heard on the matter, to state and tell the Judge why this should not be done
Yes, until a court order is imposed or a temporary order is put in place, there would be nothing restricting you.
Is there anything else I can answer or clarify?