When can I take my wife off my bank account

Me and my wife are getting a divorce and
she has already filed for the divorce. I
want to take her off my bank account so
she doesn’t spend all my money, when can
I legally take her off or what can I do
so she doesn’t take the money?

Asked on August 14, 2018 under Family Law, Nebraska


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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Money earned during a marriage is considered a joint asset.  Nebraska is an equitable distribution state so that assets are distributed based upon either agreement or what the court considers equitably based on a variety of factors.  Was there an automatic stay issued when the divorce papers were served?  I would seek legal help asap on this. Maybe you should open a new bank account for funds you are now earning without her on the account.  As for the funds in the joint account as of the day the papers were filed, half of that may well be hers.  Good luck.

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