Can I take money out of my spouse's checking account if my name is not on the account? 13 Answers as of March 24, 2013

My husband has his own checking account without my name on it. Is it illegal for me to take money out of the account?

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Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
I would need further information to answer but generally unless you have his permission or your name is on the account I do not think you can access his account. You should consult an attorney and disclose all the facts and circumstances.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 3/24/2013
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
If he is alive, it is illegal to take money out of an account you are not on.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 3/21/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
Yes since you do not have legal access to that account. If he gives you permission, then it is another deal entirely.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 3/21/2013
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
Not unless you are a signatory on the account.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/21/2013
Darrell B. Reynolds, P.C. | Darrell B. Reynolds
How can you take money out of an account that is not your account. I do not see how the bank will let you unless you use the ATM and you have his pass word.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 3/21/2013
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