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It’s Splitsville: Surviving Your Divorce by James J. Gross

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CHAPTER2

Things to Do Now

“What should I look out for?” John says as he twists nervously in one of the big winged-back visitor chairs in his divorce lawyer’s office.

Ways to Take Charge of Finances

“That’s a question I get from a lot of my clients,” says Henry, putting a thumb under his suspenders. “I tell them there are certain things I have seen over the years that they may experience in their case. Some of them have to do with protecting assets and others with protecting yourself and your privacy.”

Bank Accounts

“Do you have joint bank accounts?” Henry asks.

“Yes, we have a joint savings account and a joint checking account that we use to pay the household bills,” John says.

“I’ve had cases where the spouse cleaned out the bank accounts.” ...

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