Hidden Asset Discovery
You likely expected that your divorce would not always be an easy process. Now, you are learning just how difficult it can be — and how, even under the best circumstances, you have to look out for your own best interests.
A divorce decree can only be fair if all parties — and the Special Master assigned to the case — have complete information about both spouses’ circumstances. This includes complete financial disclosure. When it comes to determining alimony, child support and the division of marital property, it is necessary to know what each person is bringing to the table. Otherwise, it is nearly impossible to reach an outcome that is truly fair.
What To Do If You Suspect Your Spouse Has Hidden Assets
The first thing you should do if you have reason to believe your spouse has begun to hide — or has even spent years siphoning away — money is to speak with an experienced high net worth divorce lawyer. Our attorneys have learned through years in practice the techniques and steps needed to produce information on the finances of the other side in a divorce. This includes:
- Letters demanding release of financial records
- Interrogatories and subpoenas for information
Our strategy is to use the least-aggressive approach in beginning to get the information we need. Of course, when someone has deliberately hidden money through offshore accounts, unreported income or other means, he or she is often unlikely to give up information without a fight. We take every action necessary so that all parties have the same information going into divorce litigation, and by doing so help give our clients an opportunity to come out from divorce proceedings financially healthy.
It is never too early to begin discussing your divorce-related legal needs with an experienced Pennsylvania attorney. Contact our Allentown office by email
or call 610-437-7850 to arrange a confidential consultation.