It would be difficult to discover after the divorce that your former spouse had property you did not know about. The hidden assets could have vastly altered your divorce settlement if known. These concerns are heightened when the other spouse was the breadwinner and handled the family finances.
It’s natural to assume that, once a divorce is finalized, it’s “too late” to address property not disclosed during divorce proceedings. However, legal action can be taken when hidden assets come to light both during divorce and after.
The recovery of assets following the uncovering of undisclosed assets can constitute fraud and may lead to a complex legal investigation as well as courtroom litigation.
When it comes to fraud, we work with a certified divorce financial planning expert who is also a certified fraud examiner. Our certified divorce financial planning expert is highly experienced in uncovering hidden assets and assisting us in proving failure to disclose property.
The other result of finding hidden assets is the need for litigation. While family law often demands a conciliatory and “soft” approach, hard-nosed litigation is a valuable tool. Our attorneys include highly experienced litigators who have fought determinedly and successfully for clients’ rights in court, and attorneys whose practice is 90 percent litigation and more.
Do not fail to enforce your rights when a former spouse does not disclose property. Instead, contact our firm for experienced legal help.