During a divorce, assets come into focus. Spouses – both husbands and wives often take steps that could have long-term implications.
If one spouse is hiding money in a divorce, the other spouse may be denied a fair settlement. On the other hand, hidden bank accounts or stock accounts that are subsequently located through an asset investigation could result in even greater loss than if the hidden money was originally disclosed.
Take for instance a case in Tennessee. It was a high asset divorce case with a prenuptial agreement. The wife was accused of installing spyware on her husband’s computer in an effort to manipulate emails to show he was guilty of marital infidelity and had unknown bank accounts.
The pre-nup said she would receive 75% of the marital assets should he engage in marital infidelity. Rather than finding that was the case when an asset investigation was conducted, the search for assets resulted in finding that she had installed the spyware.
There were no missing assets, no reason to try to locate offshore accounts or hidden retirement funds. Everything the couple owned had been included during the discovery.
However, after the spyware was uncovered, a federal judge awarded the husband $20,000 in damages – $10,000 for wiretapping violations and $10,000 in punitive damages.
is experienced in asset investigations and recovery. We have been successful in locating missing assets by undertaking both a personal asset search and a business asset search when needed. We know how to follow the threads from one place to another and have the resources to do so. When attorneys need the facts to represent their clients, they turn to us because we find the facts – objectively.
-Brenda McGinley, CEO, All in Investigations, All in Investigations