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25 Oct 07 #5250 by duncan McEnzie
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Although taking money from a joint account is not technicaly theft, ive heard it is one of the few things that can affect who gets what. does anyone have any experience of this.

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25 Oct 07 #5253 by gone1
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I dont think it even raises an eyebrow. This is normal divorce stuff. Thing is not to have a joint account with someone you have issues with. To do otherwise is madness and there have been others that have been cuaght out in this way. Me? I had a seprate account as soon as I could moving my remaining funds out of the joint account. If I hadnt have done this she would have fleeced me for sure and there wasnt a thing I could have done about it. Chris

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25 Oct 07 #5254 by duncan McEnzie
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The thing is we diddnt have issues at the time. I discovered what she had been up to and asked her there and then to come upstairs away from the children and explain. She declined and i left. She maintains i am depressed following the death of my mother and i am imagining she has taken the money. I asked her to divorce me as she would get legal aid. Does any of this make a difference.

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25 Oct 07 #5255 by gone1
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Not as far as I know. Its not theft anyway. Joint account is just that joint. The old reverse psycology? Yea had that one. You tried to make me mad so I moved my BF into our home and you had to live in the garage and your making me mad? Yea right. Some people huh? C

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25 Oct 07 #5256 by duncan McEnzie
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Part of the theft involved paying the bills with a second mortg we had got.We had direct debits of 210 pound per week. In six months she had only paid in 350 to cover these. Funny enough eight days before i found out i mentioned i was going to take more of an active interest in our finances. In the next eight days she managed to pay in 550. She was drawing more out besides. Im self employed ,not very well paid and often worked 7 days a week. She never worked in 19 years of marriage

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25 Oct 07 #5258 by duncan McEnzie
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Just recieved a letter the other day from her solicitor. She wants 75%. She says i have a greater capacity to work and earn more money. It also says she has four dependant children. Kids are 22,18,17 and 15 .Dont feel like responding to it. Feel maybe if she goes into court from that starting point it will show her for what she is. Dont think much of her solicitor either. Id have thought he may have checked his facts regarding the ages of dependant children and their employment status. Tempted to leave it as it is to show what a silly **** he is too.

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25 Oct 07 #5259 by gone1
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I cant see that any of them are dependent. The 15 year old is a maybe. But at 15 you can look after youself. I was at 10 but thats another........ Chris

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