What assets can freezing order solicitors freeze?
In theory any assets can be frozen. Typically the types of assets involved in such cases include property and bank accounts. A Freezing order can even include assets not yet in existence, like an imminent award of damages for personal injury.
Whilst freezing orders can be extremely effective, they are not always necessary. More often than not, the threat will turn out to be idle, or just badly-thought out and so easily dealt with by a robust letter, and an undertaking by the spouse – i.e. a legal promise to do (or not to do) something.
If a more formal approach is required, top family lawyers working on your behalf can ask the family court to use its general power to preserve specific family assets. This is usually the more appropriate and cost-effective approach, because such applications are not subject to the same rigorous safeguards as freezing orders.