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When Your Spouse is Untruthful in a San Diego Divorce

On Behalf of | Aug 18, 2021 | Divorce

What should you do when your spouse is untruthful in a San Diego divorce?  Is it possible to identify untruthful disclosures, hidden money and assets and other attempts to lie during the divorce process? How can the Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq help with my divorce case?

If your spouse has been untruthful during the course of your relationship and marriage you can almost that spouse is untruthful in a San Diego divorce case.  The most common things to misrepresent in a divorce are income and the value of assets.  Unfortunately, lying can also extend to false allegations of domestic violence, drug or alcohol abuse and other assertions in an attempt to manipulate child custody, parenting time and child support.

When a former spouse is attempting to hide income they are usually self-employed or own their own business.  Let’s face it, it’s hard to fake paycheck stubs or even a W-2 in order to hide income.  Yet, people try to do so every year.

Business owners and those who are self-employed often “set up” for a divorce by reducing their own salary and deferring compensation in order to reduce support obligations.  They may even attempt to pursue less business or “slow down” the pace of the business to reduce income as well as the valuation of the business or professional practice itself.

Our Certified Family Law Specialists have extensive experience uncovering the facts when your spouse is untruthful in a San Diego divorce.  This is why it is so important to collect all personal and business-related tax returns for 3 to 5 years prior to the divorce.  Tax returns often expose the truth in these matters.  Forensic accounting strategies locate attempts to hide money, secret or unreported accounts, under-reported financial facts as well as missing assets.

Ask about our attorney’s skill in a deposition and how we uncover the truth when a spouse is attempting to hide or under-value assets, under-report income, or lie in any manner. Protect your own interests and contact us or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment for a remote or socially distanced consultation with one of our experienced Certified Family Law Specialists.