I love talking to new divorce clients. It’s one of my favorite things to do during the day. You see, when you help people for a living, there is this joy – this excitement, this feeling like you’ve done something good for someone. Okay, so – today I was asked the question:
I’m getting a divorce, so should i get my own bank account?
The answer to this question is: YES!
You should absolutely get your own bank accounts if you are getting divorced. In fact, if you haven’t yet separated, you should open your own bank account and transfer half of your joint bank account money into your own account.
Why do this? The answer is because while you are married, you are entitled to one-half of everything that is jointly owned by you and your spouse. It isn’t stealing to take what is yours and put it into a different bank account.
I have seen cases where one party – I’ve seen both husbands and wives – both spouses do this – where they go and drain the entire bank account and you are left within nothing! Not good. Don’t do that. Don’t stoop down to that level.
If you have additional questions about getting a divorce lawyer in West Jordan Utah or any other area in Utah, you really should pick up the phone and call me. I promise I don’t bite and I might be able to help you.
There is a no obligation free initial consultation.
I hope this information has been helpful.
Take care and we’ll see you soon.
8833 S. Redwood Road, Suite C
West Jordan, Utah
84088 United States
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