If it was deposited into a joint account that you still have access to then yes you can find out if it was an IRS check deposit and move 1/2 the funds. Contact the accountant that did the taxes and request another copy of the file. You may have to pay a copy fee but it would be well worth it…
I am not saying you should do this, but if you two have a joint account together you are able to remove ALL the money if you want. Like I said, I am not saying you should. Ive gotten screwed in the past by my ex with taxes, I would hate to see it happen to the one who provides for the child most. Good luck
If you still have access to the account and you have not signed any agreement allocating the funds in that account, then it is legal for you to authorize those funds.
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We are separated, but filed jointly. I went in first, he went in few days later. I told ex that i wanted to do rapid refund if possible; he did not want to do it - said that we would just wait for the check to come in. I asked for a copy of the tax file, he refused to give it to me. I requested that when the refund checks come in that he call me so I could meet him @ the bank to cash the checks. He said that the federal had not come yet, then I find out last night that he picked up the check from the accountant on the 13th! Both names are on the check; i’m pretty sure he deposited it into the joint account that we had. I still have access to that account. Question: can i legally transfer half of that check amount into my personal account? What can i do to get my part of the money?