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Hello yes my wife...

Hello yes my wife just let me know she’s moving out wants a divorce and then I go to our bank to veiw our joint checking acct and found out that from mid December 2017 she had been transferreing money into her own personal checking acct

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Yes Missouri .

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Not yet this just took place this past Wednesday March 8 2018 she had wrote checks out of joint acct for deposit’s and from December of 2017 she’s transferred around 16.200.00 into her own acct

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

And we’ve only been married just over a year February 14

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Lawyer: legalgems, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

I am sorry to hear this.

There are automatic restraining orders that go into effect when a petition for divorce is filed and served; please see:

http://extension.missouri.edu/wec/documents/Legal/familycourrule68.pdf

These restrict the parties from transferring assets, or closing out accounts for example.

However, up until that time, either party may access the funds.

That does not mean there is no recourse. For example, during the divorce proceeding the court may distribute marital property in an equitable manner; if they determine that one party accessed funds and restricted the other party's access the court can take than into consideration and use it to offset that party's interest in other marital property. The court can also order the return of the money as well.

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