Is it legal in New York State to levy a joint bank account?

Asked over 1 year ago - Clifton Park, NY

My wifes bank accounts were levied by a creditor. One of these accounts being our joint account in which I am the primary owner. Is this legal in New York State? And if so what is the amounts that can be levied etc. My wife has less then 1700 in her accounts and i read somewhere about 1740 being untouchable etc. Please enlighten me. Thank you!

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  1. Jayson Lutzky


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . If you have a joint account, then the creditor of one of you can levy against the entire account.

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