When you first got married, you thought it would last forever. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Now that you and your wife have decided to divorce, there are many things you have to consider. For example, which of you will your children live with? Will one of you keep the house or should you sell it and split the proceeds? What about all the property you have acquired during the marriage?
For many divorcing couples in New Jersey, dividing assets from the marriage is a fairly easy process. However, if you have complex assets, it may be difficult to accurately identify the assets during the discovery phase of the divorce. This is true even if the divorce is amicable and both parties fully cooperate. If this is the case, identifying and valuing these complex marital assets may be best accomplished by hiring a forensic accountant-someone trained in performing precisely this task.
If your relationship is breaking down, there is a possibility that your spouse is taking steps to hide assets from you in order to prevent you from getting your fair share in the divorce that follows. You may believe that few spouses do this. However, according to a survey by the National Endowment for Financial Education, three-fifths of respondents admitted to hiding cash from their spouses. As a result, it is important to consider investigating further if your spouse exhibits one of the following signs before or during the divorce process: