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Good morning. Has anything been filed yet in regard to the divorce? Is the matter pending before the court?
Thank you and sorry for the delay. If you know that divorce is pending, you really do not want to take 1/2 the money from the joint account, unless this is agreed upon by your spouse. I say this because this money would likely be considered a martial asset and unless everything is going to be agreed upon and nothing will be contested, the allocation of this money and/or the need to use it for other matters related to the divorce, could cause an issue. It would be viewed in bad faith, to simply take the money out and then file for divorce. Your spouse may feel that they are entitled to more then 1/2 or that some of the money needs to be used and applied to other things, when the martial assets and debts are divided. Since you have access to the account, there is nothing illegal about it per se but it could cause problems if you use the money and then do not have it if needed, down the road, when the divorce is final.
I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any other questions or needed me to clarify something. I am here to help, so please let me know. Thanks!