A Freezing Order is an injunction issued by the court to stop a spouse from dealing with or disposing of assets (so as to prevent them from forming part of the matrimonial assets available for division on divorce).
These applications are, by their very nature, usually made without notice to your spouse.
Freezing Orders are not granted lightly, so the application must be carefully considered before it is made.
If your spouse has already disposed of assets in order to defeat your claim, you may be able to apply for an Avoidance of Disposition Order, which is an order setting aside a transaction that was made with the aim of defeating, or limiting, an application for financial provision.
These applications are usually made under Section 37 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 but can also be made, in some circumstances, under the Court’s inherent jurisdiction.
If you believe your spouse may be taking steps to hide or dissipate assets, you will need to act quickly.
Contact our freezing order solicitors in Ruislip, Middlesex
If you wish to apply for a Freezing Order or perhaps have been served with a Freezing Order obtained by your spouse, contact one of our specialist Family Law team on 020 3856 8156 or complete the online enquiry form.