Legal Question in Civil Litigation in California

If I embezzled money could they go after my children?

Asked on 3/03/13, 2:12 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services

That would depend on where the money went. If your children got any of it, or they have probable cause to believe it did, then they can go after your kids, just like Bernie Maddoff's kids were sued for getting the money from his Ponzi scheme.

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Answered on 3/03/13, 4:20 pm
Terry A. Nelson Nelson & Lawless

If the criminal charges and possible conviction put your children at risk of non support or care, yes, Social Services seek to take custody of your children on the basis of risk, or even on the basis of 'unfit parent'.

If you meant they shared in the crime, then Mr. McCormick's answer is sound.

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Answered on 3/04/13, 11:27 am


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