The automatic orders preclude that activity without the consent of the other party.
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Yes, if you transfer the funds without consent of the other party or court authorization, you will be guilty of contempt. The Automatic Orders prohibit such transfers: http://www.nycourts.gov/divorce/forms_instructions/Notice.pdf. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Divorce lawyer for a full assessment.
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Yes, but I don't think much will come from it if the money is all there and you have not placed it at risk, or if you have placed it at risk, that it holds its value. Your attorney should have been consulted and so s/he could advise you before you did it. Now that it's done, make sure your attorney is aware and addresses it.
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