May a Spouse Empty a Bank Account During a Massachusetts Divorce

| Oct 9, 2015 | Divorce |

It’s a common worry for those in the midst of a Massachusetts divorce to wake up one day to discover that your spouse has cleaned out your joint bank account. This could leave you with no money to pay your household expenses, buy food, provide for your children, or pay your attorney.

In some cases, the emptying of the account may happen at the very beginning of the divorce, a kind of preemptive strike meant to deny the other spouse access to money to hire an attorney in the first place. The scary thing is that this happens far more often than you might expect.

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