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Locating hidden assets in a high asset divorce

Divorce can bring out the worst in some people. Whether it is from simple emotions of anger or those of greed, some spouses want to make sure their soon-to-be ex-spouse ends up with as little as possible during the property division.

In many high asset divorce cases, a spouse may attempt to hide assets. This might be done by putting money into an off-shore account, selling a business prior to filing for divorce or even by illegal methods.

At Laura Dale & Associates, we have attorneys with a great deal of skill and experience in high asset divorces. We know how to locate businesses, foreign assets and domestic assets, as well as determine the value. This includes assets such as:

— Stock options

— Oil and mineral royalties and rights

— Foreign and domestic real estate

— Intellectual property including patents

— Trusts

Because Texas is considered a community property state, the court sees that all property in a marriage is community property. This is unless one spouse proves that something should be separate property. We can help the court see what property should be considered yours and what should be community property. We can also make sure that any hidden assets are located.

Divorce isn’t an easy time, but when you have a legal team with skill and experience, it can make the split a little easier. Make sure you protect your assets. Please take a look at our webpage on high asset divorce to learn more. We are here to help you navigate this difficult time in your life.