After my divorce is concluded, can I still sue for money owed to me?

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After my divorce is concluded, can I still sue for money owed to me?

My ex moved our joint savings to another account then abruptly divorced me leaving me no time to find a lawyer for my best interest. In our divorce it lists our account to be divided equally the account he left at zero so that I wouldn’t get anything. I ended up getting a lawyer after the fact but shortly after doing so my ex contacted me telling me we would be able to work it out without lawyers and it

would be best if we both dropped our lawyers and for me to send him financials to prove what was my half, etc., around 18K. I was given zero spousal support knowing I didn’t have a job and a child to raise not his. I have emails, text messages that we have exchanged but nothing has ever been resolved. When I try to bring it up to start the process of being paid back he acts like nothing ever

happened. What kind of lawyer would I need and would emails and texts of him saying that he would come to an agreement and pay help my issue?

Asked on December 7, 2017 under Family Law, California

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

So go back and get the lawyer asap. You sound like you were denied rights under the law and truly I think your ex is just playing you at this point in time.  Do not let him.  You likely need to set the divorce aside - or that portion that deals with distribution of marital assets - based up some form of contract law: fraud, duress, coercion.  GOod luck.


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