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My husband does not know that I am going to get a divorce yet. Can I take money out of a joint bank account to pay for a lawyer? Can I use our credit cards to pay?

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Posted by bee
Asked on January 12, 2016 1:02 pm
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Depending on the court, it may take some time to get an order requiring the other party to release funds. It may be in your best interest to act quickly if you are concerned about losing access to the marital accounts. An experienced family law attorney can help.

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Posted by James Townsend (Questions: 0, Answers: 0)
Answered on January 12, 2016 2:52 pm
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Each party to the divorce has an equal right to access the marital estate to afford a lawyer. You can use marital money and credit to pursue your divorce. If the other side tries to prevent you from doing so, you may receive Court Orders requiring the offending party to release certain funds to you or even directly to your lawyer to contribute to previously incurred and even prospective attorney fees that will be needed to “level the playing field.” Suffice it to say that the Court wants each party on relatively even litigation footing even to the extent of Ordering one party to pay a portion of the other party’s legal fees.

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Posted by James Garts (Questions: 0, Answers: 0)
Answered on January 12, 2016 1:56 pm