Legal Question in Banking Law in California

Hi I would like to add a joint applicant to my savings account but he owes child support will his child support or his taxes will be garnish or taken out of our savings account if I'm the primary owner

Asked on 12/20/12, 1:38 pm

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Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services

Yup. If he's on the account, they can take any funds in it. You might be able to get them back if they were entirely deposited out of your own personal funds and none of his, but it would cost you a lot of legal fees to get them back. Never open a joint account with anyone who has a judgment debt or unpaid taxes.

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Answered on 12/20/12, 4:58 pm

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