Before you have your divorce lawyers file the divorce papers on your behalf, you should ask them what you should do about your joint accounts during your divorce. After you file for divorce in Paterson, the court may issue a temporary restraining order that prevents either spouse from making certain financial changes. Depending on your specific situation, your lawyer may recommend that before the petition is filed, you should withdraw funds that you will need for your living expenses while your divorce is pending.

Watch this video or consult your divorce attorney for more tips on managing your finances. The attorney in this video explains that if you do make withdrawals or deposits during divorce, you should keep accurate records for these transactions.