Galveston County Hidden Assets Lawyer
If you are going through a divorce and have reason to believe that your spouse has hidden assets, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced divorce and property division lawyer who can help you conduct a thorough investigation and get an accurate idea of the value of your marital property and assets. While you may be able to discover the existence of some assets on your own, some property is so well hidden that to uncover it, you will need to take a systematic legal approach. Even if you do not suspect your spouse of hiding assets, the experienced Galveston County hidden asset lawyers at the law firm of Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. will conduct an in-depth investigation into all tax returns and bank account transactions. This will give us a clearer picture of what is at stake in your case and help ensure that you receive a fair property settlement. If you are considering a divorce, please contact us today for a one-on-one discussion of your legal options.
Forensic Accounting and Lifestyle Audits
During divorce proceedings, it is standard for judges to require each spouse to file a sworn statement disclosing all of the couple’s assets and debts, including both marital and separate property. Each party must also produce bank statements and other financial documentation during the discovery process. Assets can take one of two forms, including:
- Tangible items, such as cash, real estate, jewelry, vehicles, and other personal property; or
- Intangible assets, which include bank accounts, stocks, investment income, and retirement funds.
To establish that these assets exist, our lawyers will request full disclosure of relevant documentation, including:
- Property deeds;
- Loan documents;
- Proof of title;
- Bank account statements;
- Tax returns;
- W-2 forms; and
- Stock certificates.
The dedicated lawyers at the law firm of Lindamood & Robinson, P.C., have access to some of the most experienced and reputable forensic accountants in Texas. In cases that involve especially difficult property division issues, these accountants are able to conduct in-depth lifestyle audits of the disclosed financial records that can help us determine how much your spouse spends and earns. If we discover a discrepancy, it might not be necessary to actually identify and find the hidden assets. Instead, we will work to prove to the judge that your spouse has access to funds that he or she has not disclosed. In the unfortunate event that your spouse has spent the hidden assets, a judge can still adjust the amount of the marital estate that you will receive in a settlement.
Contact a Galveston County Hidden Assets Lawyer
Unfortunately, in some divorce proceedings, one party will attempt to hide assets in an effort to avoid equitable property division. This is unfair to both you and your family, so if you live in Galveston County and suspect your spouse of hiding assets, please contact the law firm of Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. by calling 281-486-6116 and we will help you schedule a confidential consultation with a dedicated hidden assets lawyer.