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CAN A HUSBAND CLOSE A WIFES PRIVATE ACCOUNT,WHEN HIS NAME

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CAN A HUSBAND CLOSE A WIFES PRIVATE ACCOUNT,WHEN HIS NAME DOES NOT APPEAR ON THE ACCOUNT
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: ILLIONOIS
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: NO
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: NO THE HUSBAND CLOSED THIER JOINT ACCOUNT,,AN THEN HER PRIVATE ACCOUNT,THEY WERE IN THE SAME BANK IN VIRGINA IL
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Brandon M. replied 7 months ago.

Good afternoon. One person cannot close the bank account of another person, regardless of their marital status, unless the person who owns the account has given their consent (including through an instrument such as a Power of Attorney) or through court order. If there's no consent, and if there's no court order, it can't legally happen.

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