San Jose Family Law Attorney explains the need to protect marital assets before the divorce is final.
The Jon and Kate Gosselin divorce saga has captivated fans of their show “Jon and Kate Plus 8” that featured their lives with 8 small children. It has also become a national news story and is a staple of the tabloids and cable news programming. They have been very public in airing their disagreements and divorce proceedings. Recently there was a news story about the status of their joint checking account, and there is a valuable lesson to be learned in their divorce.
Kate Gosselin said that Jon removed nearly $230,000 from their account, despite a separation agreement that prohibits either of them from withdrawing from the account without the other’s consent. Kate has hired a divorce attorney who is threatening to sue Jon if the money is not returned to the account immediately.
When you are filing for divorce, consult with your family law attorney to ensure that your financial assets, especially those that are titled jointly such as homes, cars, bank and investment accounts, are protected from one party emptying the account and absconding with the funds. Your family law attorney can help you garner legal protection for all of your assets until they can be divided up in the divorce settlement.
Here at Sagaria Law, we offer a full range of family law and legal services including divorce, paternity, adoption, child custody and visitation matters, child support, spousal support, alimony, juvenile dependency, domestic violence, division of property, grandparent visitation and custody, etc. We have seven Northern California locations including San Jose, San Francisco, Redwood City, Fremont, Salinas, Roseville and Sacramento. We offer a free thirty minute consultation, either in person at any of our offices, or over the phone. Call our offices today and we can connect you with an attorney immediately or we can schedule your free consultation with one of our family law attorneys : (408) 279-2288 or (800) 941-6730 or visit www.sagarialaw.com.