Looking For Hidden Assets During A Complex, Contentious Divorce
Legally, your spouse needs to reveal all assets during a divorce in California so that the court can rule on a fair division of assets, on child support and on spousal support.
Realistically, many people try to hide or conceal assets. If you never really dealt with financial matters during the marriage, leaving it all to your spouse, you are especially vulnerable. You may not know exactly what assets your family owns or where they are, and your spouse may think it will be easy to hide them from you.
At Leslie L. Abrigo, APC, in Chula Vista, California, we have more than 20 years of combined experience sorting out complex financial matters and divorce cases. Our attorneys can help you with:
- Business valuations – Your spouse may try to undervalue the company to conceal money from you.
- Pension plans – You may have a right to a portion of your spouse’s pension with a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO).
- Offshore accounts – Your spouse may legally use offshore accounts for business, but that does not mean you have experience with them.
- Loans and gifts – One of the most common ways to hide assets is to give “loans” or “gifts” to family members and friends. We help track down every last cent.
These are just a few examples, but they show you how your spouse may act during this process. We have the investigative and analytical experience to understand where to look for these hidden assets and how to bring them into the discussion. Leslie L. Abrigo is a California Bar Board Certified Family Law Specialist, and we pride ourselves on our attorneys’ financial knowledge and our ability in contentious cases. We bring perspective, experience and aggressive representation.