Is a spouse entitled to any part of a lawsuit settlement?

Is a spouse entitled to any part of a lawsuit settlement?

So, as long as a jury verdict or settlement from a lawsuit is recovered before your divorce decree is final, it can be considered a joint asset. If it's after the divorce is final, then all the proceeds go to your spouse and it is considered part of his or her total assets.

Can you sue your spouse for stealing money?

While largely disposed of across the country, the concept of tort interspousal immunity may impact a claim for theft or fraud. This legal concept arose out of the belief that the married couple was one person, typically the identity of the male. Therefore, the law opined that a spouse should not be able to sue himself.

Can I sue my husband for not giving me money?

Even in non-community property states, however, commingled funds — such as each spouse's paycheck deposited in a joint bank account and used to pay household bills — may be considered jointly owned. If one spouse prevents the other from accessing these funds, the other spouse can sue.

Can you sue ex spouse?

In general, yes you can sue. Whether you will be successful or the judge will toss your case out of court is a different question altogether. You may also be required to pay for your ex's lawyer for filing a frivolous lawsuit.