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How to find hidden assets in a divorce

While there is a lot that goes into the divorce process, many people focus primarily on one detail: the division of property.

Although you are best served to understand the entire process and how it will unfold, there is no denying the fact that you'll want to learn as much as possible about property division and what you can do to get a fair shake.

If you have reason to believe that your soon to be ex-spouse is hiding assets, don't hesitate to take a few steps in uncovering these. Here are some of the things you can do:

  • Follow the electronic trail. This can mean many things, such as watching his or her social media activity. Is the person posting lavish pictures on Facebook? Is he or she bragging about recent purchases?
  • Check his or her browsing history. It takes some detective work to do this, but it's something to consider. If you can get a look at the person's browsing history, either on one's computer or smartphone, it can open your eyes as to what may be going on behind your back.
  • Get the right attorney on your team. While you may not know the first thing about finding hidden assets, some attorneys are experienced in this area. They know where to look and how to proceed to put you in the best position for success.

These are just a few of the many things you can do to find hidden assets in a divorce. While you will have a lot on your plate during this time, it's important that you focus on this detail early on.

Even if you think your spouse will act responsibly, this is not always the case. You shouldn't assume that the person will notify the court of all of his or her assets. As you begin to look around, don't be surprised if you realize that the person is trying to hide assets.

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