Discovering Hidden Marital Assets

Photo of a man unpacking boxes with his childrenOne of the most important things you can do before you even file for divorce is get a full understanding of you and your spouse’s finances. If you feel as though your spouse is hiding money from you to keep it out of the asset division process, we at Divorce Attorneys-San Diego can help. Moreover, you may have a right to claim an interest in a portion of an asset that the other spouse is not actually “hiding,” but that neither of you understand has a community property character (such as certain retirement and pension assets).

We Can Help You Find Assets That You Never Even Knew About

Hidden assets are not exclusive to high-asset couples. Many spouses, especially those married to a member of the military, may not even know about some military benefits like a pension. There are laws in place for the division of military pensions, but if you did not know you have a right to it, you may never make a claim for it. This is why it is important to have experienced legal representation in your corner.

Whether you are a middle-class military couple, you and your spouse both hold lucrative jobs, or you did not work while your spouse controlled all the finances, our lawyers know how to use the discovery process and work with forensic accountants to uncover all marital assets that are subject to asset division laws.

San Diego, California is known as a “community property” state, meaning all marital assets will be divided equally. That means it is important to have a complete accounting of all finances so that asset and debt division can be performed fairly. We can examine business holdings, bank accounts, investments and stock portfolios to ensure that all assets are accounted for.

Contact Divorce Attorneys-San Diego today to speak with us about the asset and debt division process and how we can help you get the answers you need. Call 619-269-8000 to schedule a consultation with an experienced divorce lawyer.