Finding hidden assets doesn’t sound like such an easy thing to do. Unfortunately, every year people go through the process of divorce and find that their spouses are hiding assets from them, which could make matters extremely complicated when it comes time to divide assets in a fair manner. You might believe that your spouse is no longer acting fair in the divorce process and it might be time to act. We can help.
Finding Hidden Assets
You want to account for every asset in the divorce process, because your assets and your spouse’s will be considered when it comes to division and what is fair for both of you. Perhaps you were the out-spouse, or the person who was not in charge of handling assets during marriage. If your spouse was in charge of these things, you might believe that they have a leg up on you and will use it against you to ensure that you don’t get as many assets as they do during divorce. If you can’t find records for certain aspects, it can definitely make the process a more difficult matter.
Unfortunately, you might find that your spouse is refusing to produce information because they are hiding certain assets. You want to work with an attorney if you believe that your spouse is hiding assets through a process known as ‘discovery.’ This will include the following things:
- Document demands, which can ask your spouse to produce certain documents during divorce
- Requests for admission that will have your spouse answer questions in writing
- Testimony given under oath
If you believe that your spouse is withholding certain information and not mentioning assets, you might move forward with a deposition, which can give you certain information that might have been hidden from you. You might need help when it comes to your case because you don’t want to miss out on certain assets or be treated unfairly. Let us help. Call us for more information on your case.