According to New York Domestic Relations Law, there are certain Automatic Orders, which shall remain in effect while the divorce is pending in Supreme Court. One of these Automatic Orders addressed in this statute prevents any spouse from selling, transferring, encumbering, assigning, or removing any property without the consent of the other spouse. This preserves the ability of the court to make a proper ruling on any and all property that they have jurisdiction over at the time the action is brought. This section of the DRL also covers such topics as 401k retirement plans, health insurance for spouse and children, running up marital debts, and more.
If you or your spouse have filed for divorce or are planning on filing for divorce and you are not sure if this situation is one you will have to encounter, call The Long Island Family Law Firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC, at (516) 858-2620 to speak with a family law attorney!