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Husband emptied out bank account before filing for divorce.

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Husband emptied out bank account before filing for divorce. I have no idea what he did with the money. It looks obvious because he took out huge amounts of money three months prior to asking me for a divorce. Today I went to the bank to get money to pay my lawyer her retainer and there is hardly any money left. Can a judge ask him where that money is and have him pay me half of it? What legal recourse do I have if any?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Sam replied 5 years ago.

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Sam :

If there was a joint account, then yes. You may have your attorney do a deposition and ask questions about the money in the account. A court can order the spouse to provide the information. If it comes down to it, marital property can be split so that you would get a larger share to make up for any loss your attorney is able to show pertaining to the joint account

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