If my wife and I are separated and shad an account I did not know about, if I now want to know how much is in it, canshe refuses to tell me?

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If my wife and I are separated and shad an account I did not know about, if I now want to know how much is in it, canshe refuses to tell me?

It could be 5k to 50k; how do I find out?

Asked on December 30, 2011 under Family Law, Florida

Answers:

Howard Pobiner / Howard J. Pobiner, Esq.

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Support proceedings and divorce proceedings both require the filing of a net worth statement sworn to under oath.  If you go ahead with a divorce, you will find out.  If both of you engage counsel to negotiate a separation agreement, your lawyers will ask each one of you to exchange net worth statements.  There is a section that askes for property or money transferred.  If she had an account and put it in someone else's name or conceals the account, you will have remedies in court.


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