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My wife of 40 years left me while I was in the hospital she

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My wife of 40 years left me while I was in the hospital she also emptyed my bank account. I have no way of making the house or car payment that we own jointly. She also got a protective order against me for reasons I am unaware of, I was not informed of the hearing until the day after the hearing. I do not know where she is or what her intentions are. I do not have a clue as what to do.
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Arlington Virginia 22206
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: A restraining order of no contact next hearing 12/07/16
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: She and my daughter have used my ATM card and my checks to empty my Suntrust account, fraud investigation have begun.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 1 month ago.

Hello and thanks for using Just Answer. I’m a licensed attorney with 36 years’ experience in family law, appeals, landlord-tenant, and other types of law. I look forward to helping you today.

Please note:This is general information and not legal advice. No specific course of action is proposed, and no attorney-client relationship is formed. This is for educational purposes only.

Also – I will be typing my answer for you so I’ll be back in a few minutes.

I'm so sorry this has happened to you. It's horrible, especially since you were in the hospital and especially because she included your daughter in this! That's just awful and I'm really sorry. Now we have to get you out of this mess.

Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 1 month ago.

You definitely need a lawyer. Were you aware of any marital issues at home? Did your wife indicate that there were issues or was she home less than usual? I hope that you can work things out but right now we have to get her to stop.

You're going to need an attorney, and the first thing the attorney is going to want to do is get an injunction or restraining order against her so that she stops touching assets and that she returns the assets. You should do this as soon as possible because in the meantime she can hide it or spend it. I can find lawyers for you i the Arlington area if you'd like. Just let me know.

Has she moved out? Has she taken her things? I want to help you so I'll need some additional information.

Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 1 month ago.

I'm not ignoring your request for a phone call. Something happened on the other end, which the attorneys don't get involved in so you may want to reach out to customer service.

Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 1 month ago.

We can talk here if you'd like in the meantime.

Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 1 month ago.

Would you like to talk here? We can chat on here if you'd like. I am trying to help you.

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Expert:  Maverick replied 1 month ago.

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