Separated for two years wife removes 1600 from her husbands account. legal question.?

Details, So Husband and Wife separated for over two years, divorce papers have been filed and submitted recently, so still in that waiting, for a judge to sign phase. Wife Removes $1600 from the husband's account without asking. The husband also was under the assumption that she was removed from his account. Don't ask how he didn't know because I asked that question. Legally what can he do to get his money back from her?

Update:

Yes, He was to damn trusting of her. And no they didn't have a separation agreement. It was just a super shitty thing to do on her part and wondered if there was anything he could do besides eat his ignorance.

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  • 1 month ago

    If it was a joint account, as it must have been for her to withdraw funds, then its considered her money as well as yours. Hindsight, learn and open a new, separate account in your name only. If you have access to any remaining funds in said joint account, you can remove them and deposit them anew in your own private account.

  • Linda
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    To be honest, probably not. It was a joint account, so either person can withdraw the money. He should have taken measures to make sure that she could not touch it but he failed to do so.

  • 1 month ago

    Money is gone, can't do nothing about it now but he can make the changes so it wont happen again, sorry for that loss. Females are evil...

  • i + i
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Nothing he can do. At best, he can keep

    very careful records of these things and

    then ask for adjustments in the divorce

    settlement. More importantly, he needs

    to get advice from his lawyer and not

    rely on stuff told to him by random

    strangers on the internets.

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  • 1 month ago

    you didn't have to steal it,, wife..

  • If you are separated for that long, you are a fool to have any money in an account she has access to. What is that expression.... A fool and his money are soon parted. Bottom line, if her name is on the account then legally she can take all the money she wants out of the account.

  • 1 month ago

    There are a lot of details left out of your account. Are there children? Was he paying child support? Did he leave her in a house she can't afford to make the payments on? Was he supposed to be contributing to her support and didn't? Did he leave her with debts (things he bought on her credit cards, for example)? "Under the assumption" is pretty vague. Does he have any paperwork from the bank showing that he asked the account to be changed to his name only?

  • 1 month ago

    she can not take money out of "husband's" account even if they are living happily ever after. so it must have been a joint account and legally a person can take money out of an account when their name is on it whether you are getting a divorce or not

    and there is no taking someone else's name off a joint account. you can only close the account and open a new one that is just in your name.

  • 1 month ago

    You are at fault for not closing that account. You cannot remove your wife from an account once it is set up. You have start fresh with a new account in your name only.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Was there a legal separation agreement? If yes, it should specify how finances will work and it should be enforced.

    If there was no legal separation agreement, then they aren't separated. Too bad, so sad.

    Sounds like a case of someone not handling the details and then being surprised when the gorilla eats the bananas.

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