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I am sorry to hear about your situation. If he was awarded this account in the divorce, yes, it would be illegal for you to do that. The reason is that because there was a judicial award of the property to him, that would now be his property completely, notwithstanding the fact that your name is XXXXX XXXXX it.
If he wrote you a bad check, take it to the police, because it might have been with knowledge that it was bad. Also, if there is an outstanding balance and he owes you for something that he was ordered to pay you, that would be "contempt" and you could take him to court for that. Contact the court and inquire about the process to file contempt against him.
But you do NOT want to compound your troubles by stealing from his bank account, even if your name is XXXXX XXXXX it.
Since he was awarded this, that would be theft.
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You should still be able to do that, but you need to go through the correct process. You want to be "blameless" in this situation and make him be clearly the wrong party.
And that means contempt. Again you can also report this bad check to the police, because if he knew that there would not be funds to cover it, that's a crime.
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