If I am married, can I open a bank account under my maiden name? Is using my maiden name occasionally a bad thing?

Asked on July 31, 2012 under Family Law, Florida

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

In many states you are permitted to use either and you can use what ever name under the law as long as it is with out an intention to defraud.  Now, you realize that money earned during a marriage is considered marital money regardless of whose name the account is in so think about this.  Good luck.


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