How to Protect Your Assets During Divorce

Dealing With a Deceptive Spouse in Illinois

During a divorce, a spouse will often attempt to hide or misuse marital assets for his or her own benefit. If you can show that your spouse’s actions will cause you irreparable harm, you may be able to protect your property by petitioning the court for a temporary restraining order or a preliminary injunction.

Divorce, unfortunately, can bring out the worst in some people. The feelings of betrayal and the sense of loss associated with the end of a marriage can manifest in behaviors that are uncharacteristically deceptive and manipulative. In many cases, a spouse will hide money, sources of income, or other marital property to avoid having them divided during the divorce. The offending spouse may be trying to gain a financial advantage or simply acting out of anger and spite. Whatever his or her reasons may be, you deserve a fair divorce proceeding, and our attorneys can help you protect your rights.

Kane County Divorce Attorneys Who Understand the Law

When you stand to be damaged by your spouse’s misuse of marital funds, the court has the discretion to order a freeze on your assets. This is done through a directives called temporary restraining orders or preliminary injunctions. By controlling access to your marital accounts, the assets can be preserved until they are allocated equitably in the divorce process.

At Goostree Law Group, we have helped hundreds of Kane County clients obtain favorable divorce settlements and judgments. We combine an intimate knowledge of the law with compassion for our clients, recognizing that every case is unique and important. Our attorneys will always work to find an amicable resolution, but are ready to defend your interests through courtroom litigation when necessary.

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If you are preparing for divorce and have serious concerns about your spouse’s financial behavior, contact our office. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling 630-584-4800 today. From offices in St. Charles, Illinois, Goostree Law Group is proud to serve individuals and families in Geneva, Batavia, Aurora, Elgin, and the rest of Kane County, as well as DuPage, Kendall, and DeKalb Counties.

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