You should be cautious in your approach to disposing of your spouse’s property after you file for divorce in Brooklyn and they move out.
The judge will issue automatic orders designed to maintain your status quo with regards to property and finances, and depending on the type and value of the property, disposing of it may violate the order.
Possibly even more importantly, actions like throwing property away can needlessly inflame tensions with your spouse, which can make productive negotiations difficult and your divorce much harder.
So the full answer is, maybe you can get rid of property your spouse didn’t take when they moved out, but your best bet is to consult with an experienced divorce attorney in Brooklyn who can help make sure that the actions you take won’t lead to bigger problems down the road.
Call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney.