How can I keep my spouse from selling property before we divorce in Florida?
If the property in question is real estate or other assets in which there is title, hopefully the names of both spouses appear on the deed in the case of real estate or title in the case of other assets. If both names are on the deed for example, then the transfer of real estate can only occur with the signature of both parties. However, if the property in question is only under one spouse's name, or perhaps it is under the name of a corporation, then the best way to prevent a spouse from selling property prior to the divorce, is to file for divorce immediately. Once a divorce is filed the court will force both spouses to refrain from selling, transferring or relinquishing any assets until there is a determination during the divorce proceedings that the property has been fairly distributed. This is done through the use of administrative orders. If either spouse sells property during this termporary order, then they could be held in contempt.