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Can I request statements to his savings account?

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30 Jan 08 #12357 by rubytuesday
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My sols told me that bank accounts, even if they are in a solo name, are matrimonial property. Just over a year ago, my husband set up a savings account with a substansal amount as an opening balance.He refused to have a joint account of any kind with me.However, about 2 months ago - before we seperated - I found his bank statements, there is not much left in the savings account now, while I can account for some of the missing money, I can't account for around £15k. Today, I found a letter to him from the bank welcoming him to the savings account, complete with opening balance and account number. Can I access his savings account to look at statements, etc, to try to find out where the missing money has gone? My sols thinks it likely that he has either drunk the money (in which case, his problem is far more serious than I thought), or has,more likely, "hidden" it away somewhere.

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30 Jan 08 #12359 by Josh2008
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You can only legally access his account(s) with his permission or if you have power of attorney

If however you happen to have noticed he has left his details lying about, you could sneak a view and print it off

Probably wouldn't stand up in court but you would have the info to query it...

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30 Jan 08 #12360 by rubytuesday
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If however you happen to have noticed he has left his details lying about, you could sneak a view and print it off


he doesn't do online banking. any other ideas?

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30 Jan 08 #12363 by Fiona
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Your sol should know how to deal with this. It's all about asking the right questions - please provide statement for this bank account, or what was this amount withdrawn for, please supply receipts etc. Having account numbers is half the battle.

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30 Jan 08 #12364 by rubytuesday
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Thanks for that, Fiona.

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30 Jan 08 #12365 by TMax
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I came across the exact same sort of information and handed it over to my sol, and she is acting on it making X submit account info.

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30 Jan 08 #12369 by loobyloo
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I too found out about a savngs account which was still not disclosed at fdr but will have to be at fh...his excuse it was for kids education...the same kids he never sees
looby

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