What are my rights if my divorce was final about 10 years ago but I just found out that my ex-husband dfailed to disclose a deposit that was put into a joint account?

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What are my rights if my divorce was final about 10 years ago but I just found out that my ex-husband dfailed to disclose a deposit that was put into a joint account?

I was out of state and had no means to hire an attorney nor attend the divorce hearing. It was a rather large deposit.

Asked on May 26, 2012 under Family Law, Arizona

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If your marital dissolution agreement and judgment with respect to it has been on file for more than ten (10) years and you just learned after all this time that has passed that your former husband concealed a large amount of money that you have an interst in as maritial property, you very well could have a cause of action against him for "fraud" that is not time barred by your state's statute of limitations on the subject.

The reason is that many states have this concept known as delayed discovery where the statute of limitations do not start running until the damaged person discovers the "fraud" or should have been in a position to discover such. I suggest that you consult with a family law attorney about what you discovered about the deposit of the large sum of money into a joint account as soon as possible. 


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