Can I spend money from a marital bank account after a divorce has been filed?

Yes, however you might end up being assessed as having received the money in equitable distribution if you spend it on your post-separation living expenses. In general, you can use marital money to pay off marital debts, such as a credit card debt that existed at the time you separated. However, you are not supposed to use marital money (money that was in a bank or other account at the time of separation) to pay for your post-separation living expenses, such as your rent or mortgage payments.

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