Saint Charles, MO asked in Divorce for Missouri

Q: I am wondering if it is a crime to shut off my spouses cell phone, sell the car and stop giving her an allowance

She refused to speak to me or with me around anyone else that can help. If she doesn't want to be in a marriage anymore then I do not are to give her the things she wants.

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Christopher Fink
Christopher Fink
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: If it is your wife's cell phone and your wife's vehicle, then the answer would be yes it would be fraudulent as you would not have the authority to interfere with her contract with her cell phone provider or transfer legal title in her vehicle. If there is a court order requiring you to pay these items, then you could be held in contempt of court for violating the court's order. Your best bet, in my opinion, is to find a lawyer in your area and deal with these issues the appropriate way with the courts.

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