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OK. There is nothing legally preventing her from depositing her money in another account.
However, doing that does not make is out of the reach of the divorce process. In other words, if the judge determines that it is still joint property, it doesn't matter what account it is in.
Thank you - most helpful. About the question: does she have the right in Florida to withdraw 1/2 of their joint account, deposit that in her personal account and close the joint account?
There is nothing legally preventing her from doing that, but whatever is in that account is still joint property.
Also, does she have the right to close the joint account on her own without his signature?
So, she will not necessarily be entitled to half of the funds. It just depends on how the divorce property settlement works out.
That largely depends on how the account is set up. In most cases, one account holder does have that right, but that is not a matter of law - it is a matter of how the bank account is set up.
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