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Discovering & Distributing Hidden Assets

If you suspect your spouse is trying to hide assets during your divorce process, you should have the issue rectified.

Exposing Hidden Assets

When you and your spouse pursue a divorce in the state of California, you are required to disclose all of your possessions to the court through special forms for the property division process. This disclosure must be truthful to the best of your ability and knowledge, and include everything from your bank accounts to your real estate assets to your intellectual property and your income. However, this does not stop some people from attempting to hide some of their assets from the court in an attempt to protect their claim to them, a practice that is highly illegal. The penalties for hiding assets can include greater distribution to the innocent spouse and possibly even perjury charges if you’re found guilty.

At Cage & Miles, our team of professionals work quickly to help you discover and bring to light any red flags in your ex’s property disclosure statement, and ensure your property is divided fairly and equitably. We have been recognized as one of the premiere choices in San Diego, exemplified by our Avvo Clients’ Choice for Family Law award and being named to the list of Best Lawyers for 2021.

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Declaring Assets Can Be a Complex Process

Discovering hidden assets is not always straightforward. If you suspect your spouse may be hiding assets through fraudulent means, an attorney or forensic accountant may be able to help you find any loopholes or red flags in your financial records. It’s important that you bring all of your financial records to your initial consultation, particularly if you suspect that assets may be missing or being intentionally devalued. We may be able to help you with potentially hidden assets, including:

  • Hidden or missing money
  • Real estate
  • Intellectual property
  • Retirement accounts

Property Division

Property division, is the way by which California divides property between spouses after marriage dissolution. Though mediation is an option, when a couple decides not to mediate the state has to decide how to split the marital assets, and has laws that govern this process.

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