Can the Court make my spouse repay money taken from a marital account? What if my spouse sold marital property?
In dividing the marital estate, the court can consider assets that were transferred within one year of filing for divorce or the entire length of the marriage if shorter than one year. The court can also make a party responsible for the debts incurred by squandering assets or neglectful waste. This is considered marital waste. Lawton and Cates has a lot of experience dealing with marital waste.