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  • OT sorry boys, and i think i need a little advice!

    i havent been on in a little while, my wife and i are going through a divorce. she says i work too much...anyhow, she is trying to get my tools and my flatbed to be sold because she wants half of the money...any advice, please!!!

  • #2
    Wow. Bummer.

    If you use either in your job (or business) they would be exempt from her clutches. If they are not, then START a business to utilize them. For the cost of a few business cards, you could show the court you need them in your fledgling company. IMNSHO.

    Best of luck to you. I have been there.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by triggerman View Post
      If you use either in your job (or business) they would be exempt from her clutches. If they are not, then START a business to utilize them. For the cost of a few business cards, you could show the court you need them in your fledgling company. IMNSHO.

      Best of luck to you. I have been there.
      That didn't work for me 24 years ago, but things may have changed...Bob

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      • #4
        Sell it to a freind for a $100.00 make sure you have a bill of sell......
        I sold two ropen horses for a buck each, there wasn't a da;; thing she could do about it. hope you have a good lawer :-)

        Fab Tech

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        • #5
          Too much work and enough playing with the wife.

          Originally posted by welder_one View Post
          i havent been on in a little while, my wife and i are going through a divorce. she says i work too much...anyhow, she is trying to get my tools and my flatbed to be sold because she wants half of the money...any advice, please!!!
          Best advice I could give you is, if you truely love your wife, and especially if there are children involved, try to work out your differences. Going to counseling may open both of your eyes to things that you really don't see. But if things have crossed over that line and divorce is certain to happen, then have anything that she has aquired since being married appraised and taken into consideration for a trade off. Jewerly, cameras, birthday and Christmas presents, and anything that means something to her that was purchased during the marriage is joint marital assets. Been there, Done that. They will fight dirty especially if there are lawyers and family members now involved. Don't listen to whatever she says will happen or what her lawyers says will happen. The final decision will either be between you and her or the judge. Good luck

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          • #6
            Sell it to a freind for a $100.00 make sure you have a bill of sell......
            I sold two ropen horses for a buck each, there wasn't a da;; thing she could do about it. hope you have a good lawer :-)

            Fab Tech

            Let’s clarify this a bit. You could sell it to a good friend that will help you out. And later you can get it back after she’s gone (A GOOD FRIEND)...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by FabTech View Post
              Sell it to a freind for a $100.00 make sure you have a bill of sell......
              I sold two ropen horses for a buck each, there wasn't a da;; thing she could do about it. hope you have a good lawer :-)

              Fab Tech

              Let’s clarify this a bit. You could sell it to a good friend that will help you out. And later you can get it back after she’s gone (A GOOD FRIEND)...

              What he said.......unless the laws in your state allow her to get half of market value....if so then good luck......best bet is talk to all the best lawyers in town....that way they can't represent her....conflict of interest....doesn't work every were,but may in your state...
              Mike

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              • #8
                Do what fabtech said. I did it with a gun collection several years ago. Worked like a charm.

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                • #9
                  sell it too a friend...

                  Unfortunately, the way most states view this now is that once she has stated her desire for the divorce assets are essentually frozen. You could sell them to a friend for 10 cents on the dollar...heck even a nickel but if market value is 40 cents on the dollar you will be held liable for half of the market value if you are in a joint property state. and most are...

                  Using the start a business approach would most likely not work since that would be seen as sheilding assets. Your best hope is that you need them for work and can justify them that way.

                  Or as was said...make a list of everything that is of value to her and start the bartering..

                  It was also said to get the best lawyer in town...AMEN to that and do it quick. If she has already lawyered up you do not wnat those bloodsucking..@@#&&!!!&&!!'s to have the opportunity to start pounding on you. You need that buffer zone to protect your interest ond not let them bully you.

                  That all said..good luck man...been through it all....that ard part is to not let yourself get screwed yet maintain some civility for the kids and such.

                  Just my two pennies and hope it helps.

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                  • #10
                    Welder One, I know what your going through. Like Fab said, sell it to a good friend and get something signed saying he sells it back to you at same price, give that paper to a better friend for safe keeping.

                    If there is a house involved, (I did this) contact an appraiser, tell him the story, point out any little fault or repair that needs done, get him to work in your favor, it will pay off. I was able to p o her lawyer by doing this, loved every minute of it.

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                    • #11
                      well, my lawyer told me that it was illegal to "sell my tools" because the assets have been frozen. he also told me that it would look fishy to the judge. my tooling is not the main source of my income but a significant part of it, from that he said that she shouldnt be able to touch them. my flatbed (rig truck help) is owned by welder_one fabrications and it is protected as well as my machines and metal working tools. it is all of my snap-on, mac, matco, and cornwell hand tools and various others and that giant toolbox that it all sits in that has me scared...

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                      • #12
                        Bump her off.
                        10 years with good behavior. Cheaper in the long run.

                        Just kidding, I will catch **** for saying that, but alot of people have thought the same at one point.

                        Find a good, no the BEST, CROOKED lawyer you can, she will if you don't.
                        Good luck, and keep the faith brother.

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                        • #13
                          Oh, this sucks!

                          Sheee-iiiii-it!

                          There is nothing good about this situation at all! If your wife says you work too much, than it would seem to me that putting a claim in on your tools is punitive? I.E., you say your wife cooks to much so you put a claim in on her favorite cookware. I'm not sure exactly where you are from, but in CA, your at the mercy of courts and judges that highly favor a womans side. If your wife is low enough to go for your tools and you sold them, the judge would ask for a FMV (fair market value) and order you to pay half and even in some cases even more! I am not an attorney, but I would stand fast at the position that your tools are your living, current/future income and sole means of maintaining your living. Again this really sucks the big sloppy one and I hope you fair well in the end, but if your wife has an attorney break out the grease and lube yourself up for a rectal beating of biblical proportions. Last, I don't know if you have children together but I'm sure if you do, they are your number one concern and somewhere someone before me mentioned counseling to perhaps salvage your situation. This is of course the most desirable outcome. But if not, stand fast, keep your spirits up, keep an eye on court and attorney fees and no matter what happens, don't let this effect your health!

                          Your friend,
                          TacMig

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                          • #14
                            Ever heard the old saying "its cheaper to keep er" I don't get the you work too much thing. I see guys that don't go home for 3 months at a time. I work a sucky hours job too but the moneys good so she puts up with it...Bob

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                            • #15
                              what ever happened to the sanctity of...

                              Im really Sorry to read of your ill fortune W1.

                              In a world that seems to be going to h e l l in a hand basket post haste...

                              what ever happened to:

                              (Groom's Name), do you take (Bride's Name) to be your wedded wife, to live together in marriage. Do you promise to love her, comfort her, honor and keep her For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and health And forsaking all others, be faithful only to her. So long as you both shall live?

                              (Groom's Name): “I do”

                              (Bride's Name), do you take (Groom's Name) to be your wedded husband to live together in marriage Do you promise to love him, comfort him, honor and keep him For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and health And forsaking all others, be faithful only to him So long as you both shall live?

                              (Bride's Name): “ I do”

                              I'll keep a warm thought for you S.
                              Rich

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