Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Selling Joint Property prior to Divorce

Q: Could I sell our stamp, collectible , paint collections ( without his knowledge as I have no money and he never gives me any?: He has indicated he wants a divorce and is 71 and retired in south but we live in westchster ny and he seldom comes up. I raised our kids and he has never supported us besides having the house. Married 36 years.

David Bliven's answer: The problem is if you get rid of joint property without his consent, he can always claim either he wanted to keep it (and thus you owe him money), or that you under-sold it. I would not advise you do anything without at least consulting a Family Law attorney first.

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