When it comes time to divide property in divorce proceedings, it’s not uncommon for one spouse to cover up assets in an attempt to keep them from being divided. Under no circumstances should you ever try to hide your assets – they are almost always unearthed during the divorce, and if caught, you can find yourself in more legal trouble than what you originally bargained for.
If you suspect that your ex-spouse is hiding assets and are worried about the protection of your assets, you should retain representation from Shows & Smith Law Firm PLLC. We protect what’s most important to our clients with dignity, integrity, and the highest level of professionalism.
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If you have reason to believe that your spouse will be unwilling to discuss all financial information during your divorce, your lawyer will have to use a formal process, known as discovery. During the discovery portion of the divorce, couples are required to disclose all financial information, including bank accounts, 401ks, income, and expenses. Because the court maintains the power to compel compliance from an unwilling spouse, discovery is usually a successful method of getting the information you need – should he or she be caught giving false information under oath, it can be considered perjury, which is a punishable offense.
The discovery process typically includes the following steps:
Our Jackson divorce attorneys understand the lasting impact these legal issues can have on a family. Our team is prepared to stand by you every step of the way. At Shows & Smith Law Firm, PLLC, we are known for our excellence on a local and national scale – our attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell and the Mississippi Business Journal. When you come to our firm, you can trust that you’re receiving the compassionate counsel you need to get through this difficult time.
Our team of attorneys have extensive experience handling a diverse set of family law matters. To request a free consultation, contact Shows & Smith Law Firm, PLLC today.