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Some methods for uncovering hidden marital assets in a divorce

When a couple chooses to marry, they unite all aspects of their lives, at least those areas not covered in a prenuptial agreement. However, in spite of their intentions to be joined forever when they exchange their vows, these same people may later realize that their marriage is over. At this time, one or the other might be tempted to conceal some marital assets from their former spouse. If Georgia spouses fear that is the case in their particular situation, there are ways to get the information needed to resolve the issue.

Today, almost all aspects of life are lived electronically — financial lives included. While it may have been easier for a spouse to hide certain aspects of their lives in the past, nowadays there are a variety of tools that can be employed to uncover almost any hidden asset. Some of these tools include smartphone apps that can track messages and keystrokes as well as detect sites visited on shared browsers.

Other methods that can help locate hidden funds are GPS systems that allow tracking of a phone or vehicle. Other more mundane methods include real property searches to look for possible real estate holdings that a deceptive spouse may be concealing. There are other ways of ferreting out a dishonest partner as well, including the monitoring of social media sites where the former spouse may post incriminating photos or other revealing information.

There are many methods to investigate and uncover hidden marital assets. Typically, it makes sense to seek professional help in addressing these important issues. The laws vary from state to state, and any search for hidden assets should be accomplished in accordance with applicable statutes regarding privacy rights. Guidance is available in Georgia to help track down any funds or other assets that may have been concealed so as to ensure that the divorce proceeds with an equitable distribution of all marital property.

Source: The Huffington Post, “Uncovering Hidden Assets in Divorce Litigation“, David Centeno, Aug. 15, 2014

Source: The Huffington Post, “Uncovering Hidden Assets in Divorce Litigation“, David Centeno, Aug. 15, 2014