My husband and I are going through a divorce, he just filed (FINALLY!!!!) and we live in Cali. I’m currently in Maine and would like to know if I open a bank account would he be able to take the money in MY account if he wanted to? Before he filed for divorce we had a joint account and he took all the money in that and closed the account. I’m not using a lawyer, nor is he so I’m just going to let it go.
Will I be safe if I open my own account in Maine?
Call a lawyer and check the laws where you will be finalizing your divorce (You can get a free consultation); however, I do not think he can take money out of your personal account in another state or another bank. He was able to take all the money from your joint account because he was under the account with you. He should not be able to access your account or have any of the information if you are opening a new account with only your name. Make sure to add a security question so if he tries calling saying that he is your husband the bank will know to ask the security question first. You can also have the bank note that he should not call or access anything under your account. Good luck, and sorry about the divorce, but I am sure you are better off without him.
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