Read & ReadOctober 22, 2020
You’ve Agreed to Get a Divorce, But Your Partner Has Kept Financial Information from You. Now What?
It is critical that you are fully informed about marital property and finances before you sign anything. Pursuant to the State of Utah, parties to a divorce case must disclose all accounts and incomes to one another. If you feel as though your spouse hiding financial information from you, don’t panic, there are things that can be done to obtain this information. For example, if another party fails to disclose financial documents or information, that party may be held in contempt of court and be ordered to pay attorney fees.
If there are financial documents or records the other party claims to not have or not have access to, that is not a problem. Once a divorce case has been started, the parties have the power to obtain documents through the discovery process. This may include submitting Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Documents, and Requests for Admissions or subpoenaing financial institutions directly. More in depth discovery may also include hiring a forensic accountant, private investigator, or vocational expert.
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