Hidden Assets Lawyer in Nassau County
Discovering a Spouse’s Assets & Income in a Divorce
In some high income divorces, there may be a suspicion that one spouse is not reporting all of his or her assets, or income. Attorney Anthony J. LoPresti discovers hidden marital assets.
Contact our Nassau County family lawyer to locate hidden assets and income or for marital asset protection. You can arrange a free initial consultation by calling (516) 252-0223.
Put Our Team of Investigators to Work for You
We draw upon a skilled network of professionals, including forensic accountants, private investigators and skip tracers, all dedicated to uncovering the true assets of a marriage. We complete a comprehensive investigation using tax forms and banks account information, and perform due diligence in finding a spouse’s hidden assets during divorce.
Types of Hidden Assets
In recovering hidden assets, we first identify any fraudulent information, such as failure to display all income on tax returns, hidden business earnings, or falsified standard of living statements. There are many ways that spouses can hide assets or income, for example:
- An owner of a cash business does not report all of the income from the business.
- A business owner considers personal expenses as “fringe benefits” (meals, entertainment, travel) and charges them to the business.
- Assets or income is transferred to others or sent abroad.
- Assets or income is already spent.
Whether you are trying to uncover your ex’s hidden assets or protect your own marital assets, Anthony J. LoPresti can analyze your case and let you know how to proceed.
What does a family lawyer do besides divorce?
Divorce is the primary reason people seek out a lawyer, but professionals in this field can also handle adoption and guardianships, child custody disputes, child protection, asset distribution, draft pre and postnuptial agreements, and settle legal disputes between family members. Additionally, Anthony J. LoPresti works with experienced forensic accountants and can investigate the actual value of yours or your spouse’s assets and property.
What if I signed a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement?In many cases, having a marital contract prepared can make the divorce process much easier. However, depending on how long it’s been since you last revised your agreement, the terms set forth may no longer be tenable for your situation. It is possible to challenge the terms of a marital agreement at the time of divorce, but it is highly recommended you hire an attorney to do so. Likewise, you will want to hire a lawyer if your spouse is attempting to challenge a marital agreement you want to uphold.
My former partner has agreed to an uncontested divorce, do I still need an attorney?As mentioned above, it is always a good idea to have an experienced lawyer overseeing your case, even if both sides want to end things amicably. An uncontested divorce is one where both spouses want to get divorced and have agreed to fair distribution of assets, child custody, and other matters. The longer these cases go on, the more details begin to reveal themselves, and many couples find themselves arguing over things they never expected to. Having an attorney present can actually help maintain the civility of your divorce. Your lawyer can look at the situation without emotion and can help both sides find a reasonable solution.