When people are afraid of losing their property in a divorce settlement, some of those people will hide assets or engage in other forms of marital fraud to safeguard their interests. Unfortunately, without getting an accurate valuation of marital property and assets, it is impossible to establish a fair property settlement. That is why it is important for you to hire an attorney who is familiar with the valuation process and can help you protect your rights.
At the Shapiro Law Firm, in Plano, our lawyers have more than 40 years of experience handling family law and property division issues for clients in Collin County and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We will conduct a thorough investigation of financial statements, bank accounts and other records to uncover hidden assets and marital fraud. If fraud has occurred, we can also help you pursue reimbursement for any wasted assets.
Marital Fraud in Property Division Cases
A spouse may attempt to hide assets in many different ways. He or she could:
- Transfer funds or property to a brother, sister or other relative
- Make investments abroad that are difficult to trace
- Alter business or corporate records
- Squander large amounts of cash on gambling, drugs or other activities
- Misrepresent financial statements and net worth
At our firm, we work with forensic accountants and other financial experts to conduct an in-depth investigation and look for any discrepancies in financial information. In every case, our goal is to make sure that our client receives his or her fair share as part of the divorce settlement.
Contact the Shapiro Law Firm
For more information about uncovering hidden assets and marital fraud, contact us at the Shapiro Law Firm and talk with an attorney about your divorce. Call our office in Plano, Texas, at 800-554-5247 and schedule an appointment for an initial consultation.