Joint bank account

Kandibarnard - posted on 05/19/2017 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My husband and I both have kids but not with each other. His kids have never accepted me or respected me in any way. They were teenagers when we met. My kids were younger so I have always seen that they give him respect. We have joint bank accounts. His son got in some trouble with the law and needed 700.00 to get out of trouble. My husband took the money from our joint account, we both work and make the same amount of money, without asking me. I am livid and he doesn't see why. He says I'm being selfish and his son could go to jail for 10 years and I'm worried about money. FYI, his son and daughter have not spoke to him in over a year because we took his some in and made him get a job and he was mad so he left and said he would never come around us again. He also said, the bitch, meaning me, is the reason why. I want to know if I'm selfish and overreacting.

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Alice - posted on 05/22/2017

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I totally see where you are coming from and you are not overreacting. Why would you give your hard earned money to disrespectful troublesome kids??!!?! That child has 2 parents and he should've coordinated with the childs mom to see how to get him out. It is an issue and you've got to be honest with him. His kids disrespect you and thats the number one issue. that needs to be fixed. This is your life too and you dont have to be subject to nonsense that you wouldn't normally deal with just because a child is involved....A CHILD THATS NOT YOURS AT THAT!

Michelle - posted on 05/19/2017

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He should have discussed it with you before taking the money out.
If the roles were reversed wouldn't you want to do all you could for your child?
I think you may be over reacting a bit. I suggest you sit down calmly and and discuss that if either of you need to access a larger amount of money, it should be discussed. You are both putting money in so you are both able to take it out.

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