Last week's post here on our Dayton family law blog illustrated that some couples are able to remain on good terms during and after the end of a marriage, even when they have significant assets to divide between themselves. However, it is extremely important in a high-asset divorce to make sure that an amicable approach is based on honesty and trust, and that no partner is attempting to hide assets from the other.
At Hartley Law Office, LLC, Aaron Hartley has been included in the prestigious Super Lawyers: Rising Stars for the past five years in a row. Our firm has solid experience dealing with efforts by a divorcing spouse to hide valuable possessions or financial assets during property division. For example, whether one is merely hiding physical possessions away somewhere or by disguising one's finances using multiple bank accounts, we know how to spot the techniques deceptive spouses use.
As an active part of the Dayton community, we have strong professional relationships with the experts in the area who may need to be called in. Forensic accountants can analyze financial transactions for wrongdoing by a spouse. Private investigators may also be needed to determine the physical whereabouts of assets. And remember, hiding assets in a divorce isn't just unethical -- it's also illegal.
We have the experience and the resources to assist our high-asset divorce clients who are concerned that they are being cheated out of something due to hidden assets. The hidden assets page on our firm's website can provide more information to those interested in learning more about this topic.