Asked 12 months ago - Hernando, FLFlag
I am going thru a divorce. to make a long story short my soon to be ex got rid of absolutley EVERYTHING we owned ,personal and household ,and stopped paying the 2 mortgages we have on two houses,(keeping the money.) both were paid every month, for 7 yrs, by two rentals that we have free and clear. we got together yesterday, just her and I and our 2 lawyers. her lawyer says she got rid of everythig BEFORE she got the papers in the mail to refrain from doing so, so there is nothing I can do about it. remember....she "gave away" all my tools (thousands of dollars worth, jewelry, riding mower, 4 wheeler, golf cart , bikes, electic bikes 2 sheds of property, allnew furniture...EVERYHING. I am beside myself....do I have ANY rights? do you think I would get any statisfaction in court
Your Wife's actions would constitute marital waste for which she should be required to compensate you for. If your current attorney did not know this, find a new attorney.
Daniel Bachert, Esq.
The Bachert Law Firm, P.A.
330 Clematis Street, Suite 222
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Simply tossing all your stuff is considered "dissipation of assets" if she did it out of spite knowing that the two of you were getting divorced. Had she just been "cleaning house" while you were still married, her lawyer is right, you'd be stuck with the loss, but if she did it because she knew you were getting divorced and to spite you, she will owe you for your half of the property.
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