Asked in Divorce for Tennessee

Q: Considering divorce.. If I hold bank accounts with our Daughter, and with my Mother, is he entitled to those funds?

He is not an authorized signer/owner on either account.

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Leonard Robert Grefseng
Leonard Robert Grefseng
  • Columbia, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Impossible to answer without additional information; in a divorce in Tennessee, the judge is not bound by the labels or designations on title certificates, or deeds or signature cards on banks accounts. The classification of an asset as either "marital property" or "separate property" requires the judge to consider numerous other factors and your question contain very little information. Money can be "traced" to a source, and if marital funds were the source of these accounts, these accounts could be considered marital property. Consult an experienced divorce lawyer for specific advice on your situation.

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