Divorce & Hidden Money: Asset Searches In The U.S. For Divorces Brought Outside The U.S. (Part 2)
This 28th post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series mentions the petition Helga Glock filed in the U.S. to collect financial records for her Austrian alimony & asset distribution case against gun mogul Gaston Glock.
Part 1 of the instant post notes that if your divorce is outside of the U.S. you may search for assets your spouse hid in the U.S. by filing a 28 U.S.C. § 1782 petition (hereinafter “the petition”). You can employ the petition to gather financial evidence possessed by a wide variety of witnesses who reside in the U.S. In some cases these witnesses can range from a financial institution to a paramour.
Helga Glock employed the petition to search for assets gunmaker Gaston Glock allegedly hid from her during the couple’s divorce in Austria. Helga Glock filed the petition in a U.S. federal court in Atlanta, Georgia on March 18, 2013. The petition alleged Gaston Glock started concealing his U.S. &/or other assets. The petition argued that Helga Glock therefore needed to collect financial records in the U.S. for her alimony & asset distribution case in Austria.
As the pages available here partly demonstrate, Helga Glock used the petition to request financial records from Glock, Inc. & two other businesses apparently related to Gaston Glock. Helga Glock succeeded with the petition/ultimately gathered various financial records because of it. A federal court of appeals has also ruled that Helga Glock could now use these records in her RICO lawsuit in the U.S. against Gaston Glock.