You could be held in content of court and go to jail .
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The judge doesn't get access to the account, your spouse does, and the judge is then entitled to know what is in the account. If the parties don't agree as to how to treat the deferred comp account, then the judge will make that decision for you. Discuss with your attorney if you have one, and if you don't, consider hiring one.
Part of a divorce is the splitting up of financial assets. Without sharing the financial details between the parties, how else would a judge decide who gets what if he/she doesn't know what each party has?
The deferred compensation will be factored in with everything else. The judge doesn't control it; he/she merely reviews it to see how much is there. Then, the split will give some to your wife, along with some of your other income and assets.
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The judge's job is to determine what is and is not a marital asset and then to divide the marital assets. The judge eventually has to make the first determination somehow, and then to make the second if it is a marital asset.
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