Im pretty sure my wife is planning on leaving me and taking as many of our assests as possible (obviously w/o telling me).
Our joint assets are;
-$350k house ($300k remaining on mortgage)
-checking acct. w/ approx. $20k
assets in her name only;
-2 cars; one purchased when while we were married, the second while we were
engaged (and paid off), both purchased in NY state.
I want to act before she does and wondering what my legal rights are and what, if any, legal action she can take against me if I do the following;
-withdraw all funds from joint checking
-take the 1 car that is paid off (again its in her name and was purchased when were
engaged and living together)
-leave and stay w/ friends
My plan would then be to contact her & proceed w/ divorce
-It seems I should be able to withdraw as little or as much from our joint checking (including all of
it)but concerned the bank would be suspicous and possibly contact my wife?
-concerned she would report the car stolen but it seems that because I'm her husband I cant imagine the police doing anything (of course she could just report it stolen w/o telling them it was me in which case they would take action)
-if I stay w/friends, can she sell the house w/o my permission and/or signature?
-can she sue me in civil court (for the funds, and/or the car)?