During the process of a divorce or even later on down the line, a spouse can try to illegally hide assets in an attempt to protect them from the divorce proceedings, and ultimately, the alimony payments. This can be especially true for cases where one spouse handled most of the financial decisions in the marriage. This can also happen when one of the spouses tries to spend down the finances of their marital estate.
There’s no relationship limit to the extent that these spouses will go to attempt to hide their assets and shield them from alimony payments. This can include anything from moving funds offshore to hiding personal property at storage facilities and even selling off their property at a discount, then reclaiming it after the divorce hearing.
Where private investigators fit into this is that they have a wealth of resources to look through to find these hidden assets. PIs will scour a variety of databases, SEC filings, Secretary of State filings, and more to ascertain if any undisclosed personal documents or business assets exist. Additionally, PIs can also locate charges, transactions, and other proof of hidden assets. This allows family court lawyers to ensure their clients get a fair share.