• Wwhat can be done when you suspect your soon to be ex of hiding assets, removing your name from joint accounts, or inappropriately and maliciously spending money. In California, automatic restraining orders are immediately set in place upon divorce. If a client is concerned that their spouse will disregard the court orders, the attorneys have the power to send copies to the banks that hold the funds. These orders include orders to freeze accounts. Money that is wrongly spent and can not be paid back in full may be paid with another asset. How a client receives compensation depends upon the particulars of the case. In California, a fiduciary duty binds both parties to an obligation to disclose all assets. Violations of these orders may result in the offending party losing all rights to the asset they were attempting to hide.