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Signs Your Spouse is Hiding Assets During Divorce

Call it a feeling. You suspect your spouse is hiding things from you. If you and your partner have decided to divorce, he or she may be hiding assets so they aren’t counted for child support or alimony.

According to the National Endowment for Financial Education, about 31 percent of U.S. adults who combined assets with a spouse or partner say they have been deceptive about money.

While we don’t condone lying to your spouse about money in general, if you’re getting divorce, it’s illegal. During the divorce process, you and your partner sign papers stating that you are including everything to the best of your knowledge. Lying here is the same as lying under oath and can come with jail time. Plus, judges have been known to award all the found assets [1] to the other spouse.

Signs Your Partner is Hiding Assets

If you’re the one who feels something is amiss, here are the red flags your partner is hiding assets. Your partner:

While some of this behavior may be normal in a trustworthy partner, if yours is doing many of the things on this list, it might be time to dig deeper [2].

Learn more in our post Eight Places to Look for Hidden Assets [3] or come to our monthly workshop to speak directly to a divorce lawyer and financial adviser about your situation.