Since the identification and value of property is usually considered as at the date of the final hearing, a common issue in property settlement after separation is how to prevent the dissipation of assets. Ultimately prevention is the best cure and the sooner a property settlement can be achieved (whether by consent or by final hearing) the better.
This article will discuss three things:
Add-backs to the property pool for property which has already been dissipated;
Using urgent interim injunctions to protect assets and property;
Using a caveat to protect real property such as a house or land.