Q: My wife has a credit card that she continues to use after there were discussions to eliminate it.
I have no idea on the balance or what she has charged on it, and she refuses to show me. She's using our Money Market to make payments, which have ranged from $700 - $1200 / month. How can I legally obtain access to review that account, so I can properly proceed with budgeting and/or further proceedings once I'm able to see charge history?
A: If you are not an authorized signator on the credit card account, you would only be in a position to compel disclosure in either a domestic relations or bankruptcy court setting.
Her refusal to share details with you about that account is foreboding. Perhaps, to make it "fair", you might open a similar "cloaked" account for expenditures, or deposits, although that move might be pouring gasoline on a smoldering fire.
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