In a divorce case, husband hiding bank accounts and transferred money to foreign bank. How he can be compelled to give details.

Asked over 2 years ago - Torrance, CA

in the divorce case all bank accounts and investments in husband name were handled by him only. He never allowed joint account with wife. He filed Tax returns jointly with wife but never gave operation of any financial matters. How can wife now approach law authorities or any Federal or State agency to get the deatils of hidden account and investments deposited in different banks whose names are not clearly known to her. The husband keeps on transferring money from one bank to other banks frequently. How to get division of financial assets in divorce case pending in the court . court wants recent bank statements and details. What to do ?

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  1. Michael Austin Hackard

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    Answered . You do need very qualified legal counsel. An experienced family law attorney has probably addressed the issue that you have identified several times in his or her practice. Depending on the amount of money at issue the lawyer will probably engage an investigator who is experienced in this area. All of that said the discovery process will require that the husband testify under oath about his/their assets and any transfers that he has made. If he commits perjury and it can be proven he can also be subject to criminal penalties.

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  2. John Addison Vos

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    Answered . ask the Court. in the most egregious of cases, he can be jailed until he comes clean. There is a man in New York who has been in jail for years and years, he is so stubborn.

    This is general legal information, not intended to apply to your specific case. And I may not be licensed to... more
  3. John Addison Vos

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    Answered . there is a man in New York who has been sitting in jail for years and years because he is too stubborn to reveal the truth about the family's bank accounts. you can drive a horse to water, but can't make it drink it. most other cases, however, once the Judge starts cracking the whip, information starts coming out, in dribs and drabs.

    This is general legal information, not intended to apply to your specific case. And I may not be licensed to... more
  4. John Addison Vos

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    Answered . there is a man in New York who has been sitting in jail for years and years because he is too stubborn to reveal the truth about the family's bank accounts. you can drive a horse to water, but can't make it drink it. most other cases, however, once the Judge starts cracking the whip, information starts coming out, in dribs and drabs.

    This is general legal information, not intended to apply to your specific case. And I may not be licensed to... more
  5. Steven J. Fromm

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    Answered . Get yourself a top flight divorce attorney who will aggressively work for you. This attorney should be one who is known to be a "bulldog" and relentless. Ask around, talk to people to get a recommendation.


    Hope this helps.

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