You may pay for your ordinary and necessary expenses which do include legal fees out of your joint account. You may also take as much money as you like until you are formerly served, just be prepared to have it assigned to your side of the balance sheet if you take too much and can’t explain it. Most courts look at what is fair and equitable. So the quick answer is yes, you may take money for expenses and for an attorney.
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