Can I use my soon-to-be ex-husband’s personal checking account to pay for his car payment that’s 2 months behind if we are both on the loan?

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Can I use my soon-to-be ex-husband’s personal checking account to pay for his car payment that’s 2 months behind if we are both on the loan?

We both reside in our home. I want to use his routing an checking account to make the online payment. I don’t want my credit ruined but also I don’t want to get into trouble with the law.

Asked on April 28, 2012 under Family Law, California

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If this is your ex-husband's personal account and you are no longer an account holder or were never a joint holder of the account, what you would do is considered not only identity theft but theft in general. Your goal is to get that car in your name only so you may need to take him back to court to seek a contempt order and amend the order to ensure that you are the one to take over the payments and not have your credit ruined.


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