Category Archives: Divorce & Hidden Money
This is my 21st post in the Divorce & Hidden Money series. It is also the 8th post in my series describing what private investigators can and cannot do legally when searching for hidden assets. My July 13th post mentioned private investigators & their clients using law enforcement databases and illegal pretext calls to search for assets….
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The instant post analyzes 2 mistakes I occasionally see divorcing spouses make when they consider whether to search for marital assets hidden from them. It is the 20th post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series: A One-Size-Fits-All Strategy—Spouses in high net worth divorces may rely on a one-size-fits-all strategy to detect hidden marital assets. As […]
A divorcing spouse could conceivably hide the following types of assets offshore: bank accounts; business entities; trust funds; real estate; aircrafts & yachts; automobiles; fine art and other valuables. Leads which may help reveal the existence of these offshore assets might be elicited from a divorcing spouse’s: passport(s); frequent flyer mile program statements; tax filings; phone bills; etc. […]
My last 2 posts discussed asset recovery tools such as recognizing red flags & using compelled consent forms. Assets might also be recovered as a consequence of researching public records. This 18th post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series focuses on how one can perform a low-cost asset search by digging through public records/databases:¹ I. Real Estate […]
This 17th post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series details how compelled consent forms are sometimes used to gather confidential foreign bank account records. In Doe v. United States, 487 U.S. 201, 108 S. Ct. 2341, 101 L. Ed. 2d 184 (1988), the Court talked about using these forms in connection with grand jury proceedings. Compelled consent […]
My post “Four Asset Concealment Tools” says that assets can be hidden by fraudulently transferring them to a trust. This 15th post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series concentrates on the evidence a divorcing spouse might try to collect if marital assets are concealed by a trust. A spouse can use the pretrial discovery phase of a […]
This 14th post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series focuses on an ex-husband who lived offshore and had not paid child support or spousal maintenance for decades. In such situations, letters rogatory might be filed to help gather evidence about any assets hidden offshore. If assets are hidden offshore, another remedy may be filing a lawsuit alleging […]
Divorce & Hidden Money: How Does A Divorcing Spouse Recover Assets Concealed In A Swiss Bank Account?
The City of Zürich has a website that says “[a]s the largest city in Switzerland, Zürich is the economic motor of the surrounding region and indeed the whole country.” This 13th post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series examines what a divorcing spouse might do if marital assets are concealed in a Zürich bank account or […]
I first published this post on December 14, 2007 and it is now the 12th post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series. As shown below, a divorcing spouse’s effort to valuate marital assets occasionally raises tax fraud or other criminal law issues. Furthermore, assets and income can be concealed by pocketing cash; using a business bank account […]