Lombard, IL asked in Divorce for Illinois

Q: Had a spouse I am separated from drain all of my back accounts and left me penniless. Took $30,000. What can I do?

Filing divorce but want to know if the courts will order him to pay any of it

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Brian W. Reidy
Brian W. Reidy
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  • Orland Park, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: If this happened recently and you believe that your spouse still has some of the money, you can ask the Court to issue a temporary restraining order to prevent your spouse from spending it. If the money is gone, then the Court will likely consider it when dividing the debts and assets that are remaining. May want to speak to an attorney so that more details can be shared and so that you can get some specific legal advice. Best of luck to you.

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J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
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  • Oak Brook Terrace, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Hire a lawyer immediately, and have him or her file a case for divorce or legal separation. The lawyer will know how to freeze the money, or at least protect your share of the $30,000.

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