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Divorce & Hidden Money: Concealed Assets & Concealment Schemes

Learning about concealment schemes can help you spot concealed assets your spouse places beyond your reach during your divorce. Therefore, a divorcing spouse trying to identify hidden marital assets / community property could learn a lesson from Dr. Krishnaswami Sriram.  Dr. Sriram is thought to have concealed assets from the IRS in two suspected concealment schemes. The…

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2 Tips For When You Access Your Divorcing Spouse’s Computer

If you are in a high net worth divorce, you might hire a forensic computer expert to access your divorcing spouse’s computer. You might hire this expert to try to detect community property your divorcing spouse hid from you. Meanwhile, if you are going to access your divorcing spouse’s computer, make sure your access does…

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Hiding Community Property At A Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan

  If your spouse is a highly paid key employee, your spouse may participate in a nonqualified deferred compensation plan offered by an employer. By using this kind of plan, your high net worth spouse might reduce taxes by deferring an employer’s payment of salary, stock share certificates, cash or other assets. The YouTube video…

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Using Forensic Computer Experts In Your Divorce

By using forensic computer experts in your divorce, you might identify a money trail leading to community property your spouse hid from you. In fact, you may be able to ask the Court to appoint a forensic computer expert to act as special master in your case. This special master would examine your spouse’s computer…

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Your Search At Swiss Banks And Other Banks Offshore

I.  Are Secret Swiss Bank Accounts Still A Viable Concealment Tool? The number of secret Swiss bank accounts held by U.S. citizens has decreased in recent years. This is due to FATCA; and Qualified Intermediary Withholding Agreements with the IRS; and the U.S. Government’s Swiss Bank Program. According to my counsel in Switzerland, many Swiss…

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A Computer Search For Hidden Marital Assets?

I. Alleged Hidden Marital Assets At A Bahamian Trust Mrs. Jennifer Stein suspected her anesthesiologist husband Dr. Barry D. Stein, had hidden marital assets during their divorce.  According to Mrs. Stein, Dr. Stein transferred assets to a Bahamian trust to place them out of Mrs. Stein’s reach. Dr. Stein allegedly manipulated the family finances, Mrs….

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Your Spouse Hid Marital Property & Your PI Obtains Evidence Illegally

Today’s post mentions indicators your divorcing spouse could have hidden marital property. It also asks: will the Court exclude evidence showing your spouse hid marital property, if your private investigator illegally obtained this evidence? A) Indicators Your Spouse May Be Hiding Marital Property As soon as your high-net-worth spouse filed for divorce in New York,…

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Your Spouse Hid Marital Property & Your PI Obtains Evidence Illegally

Today’s post mentions indicators your divorcing spouse could have hidden marital property. It also asks: will the Court exclude evidence showing your spouse hid marital property, if your private investigator illegally obtained this evidence? A) Indicators Your Spouse May Be Hiding Marital Property As soon as your high-net-worth spouse filed for divorce in New York,…

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Why It’s Hard To Detect Accounts At Offshore Banks

We all know that compared to money hidden at domestic bank accounts, money hidden in offshore accounts is harder to detect and interdict. This explains why offshore bank accounts are perhaps the most widely used method to hide vast sums of money. Individuals ranging from high-net-worth divorcing spouses to narco-traffickers and terrorist financiers can use…

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Red Flags, Smurfing, Private Investigators & A Kidnap Plot

We posted a new blog to Asset Search Blog. “If you are trying to detect hidden money you should look for asset search red flags like “smurfing¹.” Smurfing is a form of structuring cash deposits into bank accounts. It is one of the ways to secretly place cash into a money laundering circuit. When a bank customer in […]

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