If you suspect that your husband or wife is hiding assets from you during negotiations for asset and property ownership, you should reach out to a detail-minded, client-focused family law attorney with experience in the rough-and-tumble of contested and high asset divorce.
You would think it would be difficult to hide property — actual real estate, such as a faraway retirement home, ski chalet or plot of undeveloped land — but some people will try anything once. Then there is the offshore bank account, typically coming to rest somewhere in an European or Caribbean tax haven. And the expensive car registered in someone else’s name. These ploys do not exactly reflect an eagerness to bargain in good faith when divvying up assets accumulated during a marriage that has failed.
Rights that are protected in a prenuptial agreement notwithstanding, you also have rights to your fair share of everything that hasn’t been mentioned. When those unmentionables wind up being hidden from the government as well as you, the party responsible for hiding them could wind up in big trouble.
Speaking of investments, it might be worth your while and worth the expense to have your lawyer bring in what’s called a forensic accountant — a financial analyst with proven skills at unearthing ways that astute businesspersons use to get around the law, and his or her responsibility to you and any children you share.
The goal of the forensic accountant is to find and investigate every piece of insider info collected by the wheeler-dealer you’re divorcing, every penny of profit from every shady deal, every half-truth conveyed through counsel during negotiations.
You owe it to yourself and your children, this effort to live in the way you’ve become accustomed. Fortunately, a call to the Zachary Law Group requires very little effort. Experienced divorce and family lawyer Steven Zachary in Gilbert believes that for every problem, no matter how expensive or emotional, there is a solution. You can wish it away, you can let your spouse get away with it, or you can put your foot down and … “Zach it.”
Contact us today and let the Zachary Law Group take your worry away. 480-389-3533.