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How to Deal with Financial Abuse Before or During Divorce in Texas

There can be many unanticipated and ugly sides of a divorce. Financial abuse is one way that a divorcing person may try to attack or undermine their soon-to-be ex-spouse, and it can be absolutely devastating.

In these kinds of situations, an attorney can help you get access to funds that you rightfully deserve access to, and we can help you with a fair division of property in the final divorce agreement.

Identifying Financial Abuse

Divorce can be very expensive. If an unscrupulous partner has considerably more financial resources, they may try to extend the divorce process, making it too expensive for the other side to maintain. The goal is often to win a larger portion of shared assets, or a more favorable child custody arrangement.

Financial abuse in divorce includes when a partner cuts off access to shared economic resources, such as cash, bank accounts, and credit cards, in retaliation for the divorce or simply as part of a larger pattern of abuse. It can be an attempt at punishing you for defying your partner’s control, so that you’ll become obedient again, or it can be an act of revenge intended purely to harm you. Either way, this is a dangerous situation for you, and it constitutes a form of abuse.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to regain access to your economic resources. The first step is to recognize that it’s time to speak to an attorney. At Ramos Law Group, we have a highly experienced in dealing with the complications of divorce. Financial abuse is an area we specialize in, and it’s something we can discuss with you during your initial consultation with us.

You May Need a Temporary Order

In Texas, your attorney may file a motion for a temporary order to help stabilize your situation during a divorce. Financial abuse can be stopped by a court order that guarantees you access to the funds you need both for day-to-day living and for navigating the overall divorce process.

Marriage confers certain rights on both parties to community assets. Temporary orders are not uncommon in divorce proceedings, and you should not be afraid to ask your attorney if one would help out in your situation. Visit our Temporary Orders page to learn more.

Contact Ramos Law Group to Stop Divorce Financial Abuse

Divorce is a stressful time and can bring out the worst in people. But the legal system provides protections to people going through this difficult time, so don’t wait to take advantage of those protections.

At Ramos Law Group, we have an experienced team of family law attorneys who know exactly how to deal with these kinds of situations and can give you the quality legal advice and representation you need in order to take full advantage of the protections available to you.

Contact us today to discuss your situation. Don’t wait for abuse to get worse: Put a stop to it now.

Last Updated on May 23, 2023 by Mary E. Ramos

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Mary E. Ramos

Mary E. Ramos is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is recognized and respected throughout the Houston legal community for dedication in effectively representing clients’ rights and interests. Mary understands the emotional side of divorce and brings a special compassion to each and every case.

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