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Can I Move The Balance Of A Joint Savings Account Into One I Own Before I File For Divorce In Brooklyn?

Many people take these kinds of steps, but they rarely get to keep the money they move.

The court is likely to take the position that the portion of funds belonging to your former spouse will have to be repaid, so be cautious in how you approach household finances before you file for divorce.

You may end up stuck with the majority of debts and other negative financial assets, rather than walking away with a pile of money.

Upon filing, the court will order both parties to leave accounts intact, so it is possible that actions taken before the orders are issued will be left alone, but this is unusual.

More likely, your spouse will come after you for money you’ve moved, and things can get ugly fast.

The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you manage your financial moves ahead of and during a divorce so you can protect as much of what you own as possible.

Call us today at 718-725-9601 and speak to an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney for free.

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