Can my assists be taken if my spouse gets convictions?

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Can my assists be taken if my spouse gets convictions?

I moved out Oct 2016, he got in trouble with his mothers
estate and also his brother had a major stroke and hes in
trouble for selling firearms illegally, forging signatures on a
title to make it his own, and his mothers nursing home is
suing him. Is it necessary for me to divorce him to protect
my assets from criminal court findings/fines/restitution?

Asked on February 23, 2018 under Family Law, New Hampshire

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for the situation.  It may depend on the type of asset and how the asset is legally held.  If you own property as husband and wife then a creditor can get a judgment against you and yes, can file a lien against the property if it has your husband's name on it.  I would go and seek help here about asset protection.  Good luck.


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