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Thank you for choosing JustAnswer ! Please remember that there might be a delay between your follow up questions and my answers because I may be helping other clients or taking a break.Your friend can only take the property she owns, or property jointly owned . You also have the right to the jointly owned property and you can prevent her from having access to the property.
Your friend can also take funds in accounts jointly owned. She has the right to all funds in joint accounts. Your best option is to remove the authority to write checks from your accounts, create new accounts for any jointly owned accounts. . As long as she is a signatory she can take ALL of the funds out of the account. As far as jointly owned property if there is a dispute, then you can file a petition with the court for the partition and either division or sale of the property with the proceeds split between you.
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