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I understand from my husband, that he's file for divorce,

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I understand from my husband, that he's file for divorce, but I've yet to be served the paper. Is it OK for me to do either of the following:1. Take funds from a joint checking account and pay into a credit card account that is only in my name to pay off the balance?2. Take funds from a joint account and transfer them into an account Bly in my name...not o spend, but to keep him from doing so.

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Thank you for your additional questions.

Yes you may take funds from the joint account. While you are married the money in the joint account belongs to both of you. You may use those funds to pay bill and you may move the funds to a separate account. You probably want to do that soon - because he can do so too.

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