My spouse has gambled and lost all of our savings - what can I do?

In divorce there is a legal principle called “adding back”. This principle allows the court to notionally reinstate any “missing” funds into the pool of marital assets to be shared in a divorce financial settlement. This can be used where there is clear evidence a party has deliberately engaged in reckless spending, such as gambling. The court can add the lost money back into their side of the balance sheet, effectively reducing the gamblers share of the assets.

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