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12 Sep 07 #3268 by scottishlady
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My soon to be ex has just called.... he has recieved the papers from the court at last.....
He says I won't get a penny from him - can this be right?
He says he will spend all he has before I can get my hands on it.... and whatever he doesn't spend he will give to someone to safeguard....
He earns 1K a week...... I earn 150 pounds a week..... and he took all our savings when he left 8 weeks ago....
now I'm worried!
Is there anything I can do?

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12 Sep 07 #3269 by gone1
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Hiya. Yea you can laugh at him. I have heard this before. You have started your divorce? I would also start ancilory relief proceedings at the earliest opertunity. You cant give it all away or spend it. Thats daft. Have no contact if this is the sort of things he say's to you. I used to get the same from my ex. She was going to do this and that. To be honest I dont care anymore. Lets see. Chris.

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12 Sep 07 #3274 by scottishlady
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Hiya Chris....
Thanks, I know it sounds ridiculous..... but there is nothing to stop him from 'giving' his brother (for example) 10K... to 'keep' for him... or as a 'gift'.... or something like that....
I'm pretty sure that the solicitors/courts will make the fairest decision regarding the house etc.... but I'm just worried about what lengths he will go to.. to make it look like has minimal money..

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12 Sep 07 #3279 by Fiona
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12 Sep 07 #3280 by scottishlady
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Thanks Fiona...
Yes, I never knew I could keep 'accounts' so well..... I have everything that I could possibly have...
Yes... I have heard of the freezing of accounts.... what would be the grounds for asking that to be done?
Karen

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12 Sep 07 #3282 by Vail
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Scottish lady,

The courts not only have the power to freeze accounts, they have th epower to set aside dispositions of assets under sce 37 of the Matrimonial Causes Act.

Your x will have to fill out a form E and although initially only the last 12 months worth of bank/ building society statements have to be included (amongst a zillion other things), you are entitled to ask for earlier statements. If he lies or fiddles on his sworn Form E he risks going to prison.

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12 Sep 07 #3284 by scottishlady
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Hi J...
Thanks for that information... but I don't know what 'disposition of assets' means....
Since he closed our joint account after wiping it out and opened an account in his sole name will the bank give either of us statements from the old joint account?.... as those are the ones that will show that we had a reasonably healthy bank balance?
Karen

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