Restrictions on Sale of Home
When a divorce is filed, some states put an automatic restraining order on the sale or transfer of property acquired during the marriage, regardless of who holds title. Even in states where the restraining order is not automatic, a spouse may request that the court issue one if she is concerned that marital property may be liquidated. If you violate this order without first obtaining consent from the court or your spouse, you can be held in contempt. Further, if the transfer was made with the intent to shield the asset from the divorce, such as selling your home to a sibling for less than fair market value, the court has the authority to cancel the transfer.