Investigating Hidden Assets

Are you wondering if your soon-to-be ex-spouse is hiding assets? A Thousand Oaks divorce attorney may be able to find out. If any assets are discovered, you may be eligible to receive a portion of them in your divorce settlement.Thousand Oaks divorce attorney

A good divorce attorney will need your help in securing evidence. The following documents will be needed in order to start investigating:

  • Financial disclosures;
  • Tax returns;
  • Bank statements; and
  • Check registers.

Financial Disclosures
This is a good starting place for the investigation. Typically, divorcing couples need to disclose all assets and liabilities. This information provides a base for how an attorney can figure out where other assets may possibly hide.

Tax Returns
You might believe that tax returns are an accurate representation of your spouse’s income, but that is not always the case. Both significant income and little or no income can be red flags as both could suggest that there are either additional means of income or there are truths omitted from the tax filing.

Is there any income from interest? If so, where did the interest come from? If there aren’t accounts referenced in the tax filing then that money has to come from somewhere.

If you suspect your spouse of hiding income and would like more information on how to find out for sure, contact Thousand Oaks divorce attorney Gary Mitchell at 888-452-1846.

 

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