Q: My wife kicked me out, took all our money, both cars, all my clothes. Without my car I can not work. How is this legal?
I was layed off of work. After 8 weeks of job hunting my wife said I needed to leave because I was a looser. She took all our money out of our joint account and put it into a private account, took both cars and keys and had me served with a restraining order. I had no options, I'm sorry to say but to leave our family home and three year old daughter. I am now stranded and trying to find employment but because she has both of our cars and I can not get a job because I have no mode of transportation. My name is on both the lean and the registration of both the cars. I have not been able to see my baby in months. When I call she texts me "she does not want to talk to you" .The order was dropped but my wife will not allow me to have my car back. What are my legal rights?
A: You really need to have an immediate consultation with a qualified attorney specializing in family law. It looks like you need to file for divorce and contemporaneously file a motion for immediate relief, possession of your car, possibly a counsel fee advance, to address immediate parenting time and parenting issues... This is complicated. Borrow money if you have to. Talk to an attorney.
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