Is Your Spouse Concealing Assets?
It is common in marriage for one spouse to handle bills, bank accounts, tax filings and other financial matters. When the relationship becomes estranged, it can be easy for that spouse to move assets around without the other spouse even knowing.
At The Law Firm of Hauer & Snover, our experienced lawyers know how to investigate complex financial holdings, find the money, and advocate for you to receive your fair share of both disclosed and undisclosed assets in your divorce. Or, if hidden assets are discovered after the divorce is finalized, our firm provides aggressive and experienced advocacy to help you seek proper remedy.
Resolving Questions About Your Assets
Locating hidden assets takes an experienced, determined lawyer with extensive knowledge, resources and legal strategies. We can help determine:
- Did your spouse receive early distribution from a 401(k) plan, pension, IRA or other retirement account?
- Were investment proceeds funneled to offshore bank accounts?
- Was salary compensation suddenly deferred?
- Were taxes from the previous year significantly overpaid (so that your spouse will receive a high return after the divorce is finalized)?
Our Oakland County lawyers find hidden assets through exhaustive court discovery techniques, meticulous analysis of prior tax statements, utilization of expert investigation firms and many other strategies. We go to all measures possible to identify all sources of undisclosed income and ensure you receive your fair share.
Seeking Remedies When Hidden Assets Are Found — Now Or Later
In Michigan divorce, both parties have a duty to fully disclose all financial information, including income, assets and debts. Michigan courts do not look highly on those who attempt to deceive the court by intentionally concealing assets. The victim spouse may be awarded 100 percent of the hidden assets in addition to his or her share of the disclosed marital property and, when deliberately hidden, may be entitled to punitive damages.