How Do I Find Out How Much Money My Husband Has?

New York State Law requires that all litigants in a divorce case must comply with financial discovery. However, many people either withhold information or many times lie about the extent of their assets. It is the lawyers role to discover where the money is hidden. There are a number of techniques which I use…

It is always advisable to start out with reviewing the net worth statement of your spouse. see if his or her expenses are greater than the income that is reported. Next I review all bank statements and checks that are written. There is a wealth of information in a persons personal banking records. If a spouse is refusing to turn over any documents, the next thing to do is subpoena all of the records directly from the banks and brokerage houses. Lawyers in New York have a powerful tool, call a non party subpoena and even has the right to conduct an examination before trial of non party witnesses. If the spouse owns property, the lawyer should subpoena mortgage applications and any and all applications for credit, including car leases, credit card loans, etc. It is a very time intensive task. If your spouse is playing games, hire the right lawyer.





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