I would make the following recommendations:
- Take 100% of everything you had prior to the marriage.
- Take anything you inherited.
- Take anything that was gifted to you, and
- Take 50% of anything that was purchased during the marriage.
Once a divorce is filed, the court has likely put a blanket of protection over the assets, known as a “restraining order.” The plaintiff and defendant are both going to be under a restraining order as to their property, preventing them from removing, dissipating, encumbering, or damaging any asset until the court finalizes the divorce.
It’s a matter of course for us to file the restraining order on behalf of our client. Then, the other party to the proceeding will file a similar restraining order against our client. In certain counties, and most often in the smaller counties that surround Columbus, the court will place a mutual restraining order on it’s own accord.