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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 10 months ago

Can I take money out of joint account that I didn’t put in?

My girlfriend and I have a significant joint savings account. During the first 2 years I was contributing large sums of money and we were spending it because she was not working. For the last 5 years she has been saving mostly all of her earnings and now we have accumulated a lot of money. Lately she has been saying how she is not happy with me and would rather be friends. I have been getting the cold shoulder for almost a year and I am thinking about withdrawing the money out of the account and start over. I would leave her with about 5k but the rest I think I can take it and open a planet fitness franchise. Later down the line if I become rich I would likely send her money that I take.

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  • 10 months ago
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    You can take it all if you want to and so can she. Do it before she does and leaves you with nothing.

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  • 10 months ago

    If you both own the account, it belongs to either of you.

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  • 10 months ago

    What you are contemplating is not just nasty and evil but could land you in prison, as well as being sued in a civil court. She can prove every penny she put into the account. Screw her over and you regret it. Guaranteed. Only a scumbag would do such a thing.

    Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience.
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  • ricky
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    10 months ago

    Simple, first one to the bank wins.

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  • 10 months ago

    You ãsshole, you can't just take it out. You have to consult with her. Just because she wants to be friends doesn't mean you can rob her!

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