How are retirement accounts handled in divorce?

How are retirement accounts handled in divorce?

For example, retirement funds added during your marriage are typically treated as marital property. However, if a spouse enters the marriage with money already in his/her 401K, those funds are considered separate property, and as such are not included in the division of assets.

Do you need two signatures to close a joint bank account?

If you wish to close your joint account, then both parties need to agree. For example, if the account is set up with “one to sign” then it can be closed by either person on the account. If it’s set up as “two to sign” then both need to sign to close the account.

Can I take my name off a joint account?

The only way you can take a joint account holder’s name off the account without permission is if your original contract with the bank specifically allows this—but most contracts don’t and yours probably doesn’t. Go back to the bank and politely ask to close the joint account.