Does Your Divorce Involve Hidden Assets?
When it comes time to divide property in a divorce, it may be tempting to hide or otherwise move your assets in an attempt to protect them from being divided. Regardless of the details surrounding your divorce, hiding assets is never a good idea. Not only are hidden assets almost always uncovered; being caught hiding assets can land you in more legal trouble than you bargained for.
If you’re worried about adequately protecting your assets during your divorce, we urge you to contact Westover Law Group. We understand the importance of protecting estates, 401(k)s, and checking and saving accounts. We pride ourselves in providing honest legal representation to successfully guide our clients through the divorce process.
Uncovering Hidden Assets Through Discovery
In California, divorcing couples are required to file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, which declares all separate and joint property owned. Should your spouse be caught disclosing false or inaccurate information, it can be seen as an attempt to hide assets, which is considered a serious offense.
The discovery process typically includes the following steps:
- Admissions of fact
- Requests for production
Our firm has the knowledge, experience and resources to investigate possibly hidden assets. If necessary, we can enlist the help of forensic accountants to identify assets that should or should not be included in the marital estate.
A Local Firm Founded On Loyalty And Integrity
If you suspect that your ex-spouse is hiding assets during your divorce, you should not hesitate to consult with an experienced divorce lawyer at Westover Law Group. As our client, you can expect us to work tirelessly and investigate the situation to pinpoint any red flags. The backbone of our firm’s culture is providing reliable legal representation when you need it most — you can trust us to help you move forward during this difficult time.
To arrange a free consultation with a property division lawyer, call 951-894-8440 or contact us via email. We advise and represent clients throughout Riverside, San Diego and San Bernardino counties, as well as Camp Pendleton.