Dear Mr. Bombastic:
Greetings. I am sorry to hear about your marital problems. Let’s see about your questions:
A. Generally you cannot if she is not threatening you or has not committed any marital fault.
B. Yes, just open up a checking account without her name on it in a different bank. If she is not authorized on the account, the bank cannot give her funds, regardless of whether or not she is your spouse. Also, you may want to move at least half of the funds that are titled jointly to an account solely in your separate name for safe keeping - so that she cannot clean you out.
C. You cannot. You must plan to move out and let her come to terms with the fact that she will need a separation agreement or hire an attorney to negotiate for you. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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