From the information you have provided you would not be in violation. The restraining order would commence once the petition for divorce was filed. Since you took funds before any court action was initiated you were not in any violation. It is true that you would have to "refund" the funds taken, but seeing that he left you without recourse, the court is more likely to not make you responsible since he was responsible for his share of the debts and he would need to refund the contributions you had made when he abandoned you. So you have good arguements to make to the court as to why you should not be responsible. He left you without supporting his family which was his responsibility, so that is a negative that the court is not likely to see in his favor. The lawyer appears to be using a scare tactic in order to attempt to get more for his client.
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