Signs of Fraud and Hidden Assets in Divorce (Pt. 2)
Resuming Signs of Fraud and Hidden Assets in Divorce (Pt. 1), below, we will continue to point out some of the specific behaviors that may indicate that a future ex is hiding assets in your divorce. As pointed out in the first part of this blog, for the simplicity of this discussion, we’ve assumed that you are the wife and your soon-to-be-ex is the husband (though both genders are just as likely to commit fraud or hide assets in divorce).
More signs of fraud and hidden assets of divorce include:
- Sending his mail to a different address – If your soon-to-be-ex stops receiving mail at home and sends it to a business address, a PO Box or some location other than your home, this can be a sign of trying to hide certain information from you – and that may be important financial information regarding your marital assets.
- Pressuring you to sign odd or obtuse documents – If your soon-to-be-ex requests that you sign something, you should always thoroughly read it first and never sign anything you don’t understand. If your future ex starts really turning up the pressure, be cautious, and do some extra digging. This could be sign of fraud and hidden assets in divorce.
- Going out of his way to obscure a financial paper trail – From relying only on cash to only depositing part of his paychecks, these actions can be signs of intentionally trying to muddy the picture of the marital finances in order to further obscure possible fraud and hidden assets in divorce.
- Making “loans” to others – This can be another excuse to bleed out the marital bank accounts immediately prior to divorce.
- Lying about the marital debts – Whether this may be the debt associated with a shared credit card, the mortgage or vehicles, if you find out that your spouse has overstated the amount owed, it may be to time start digging deeper and find out if this is a cover for fraud and hidden assets in divorce.
- Missing marital assets – Have marital assets that you know that you didn’t get rid of suddenly gone missing? If so, this may be more than just bad luck or forgetfulness. It could be a sign that your soon-to-be-ex spouse has sold off or hidden things in order to prevent you from getting your share of these assets.
For some additional signs of fraud and hidden assets in divorce, don’t miss the final installment of this blog series that will be published soon!
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