If you have been hit by your spouse you can ask the court to order that your spouse pay you damages out of the equalization of matrimonial property or that it be paid on a monthly basis and enforced by FRO.
I’m surprised at the number of married clients who tell me they either haven’t been involved in the family finances, or they don’t know what their spouse owns. In many of these cases, their partner was secretive, or dismissive or evasive when faced with questions about the family, the business or their own finances.
Money problems are at the root of many separations I’ve seen. Even if it wasn’t the primary cause, conflict over money often plays an essential role in arguments and builds the level of distrust, leading a couple to decide to separate. So, it’s no surprise when money struggles plague the separation process.
We often hear clients say things like the following….
“Last night, I searched through Anne’s emails on her computer, and this is what I found…”
“I found these letters between Frank and his lawyer…”
“I installed spyware on Sue’s computer, and I’ve been recording her phone calls to Holly and Aiden, and you should…