There is an old Chinese proverb:

“When the fucking stops – the marriage dies”

Britain has the highest divorce rate in Europe with a rate of 2.8 divorces per 1,000. The divorce process is a stressful one that can easily bring out the worse in people. Some people even see divorce as a way to seek revenge on a spouse/partner by seizing money and assets. Although divorce can bail you out of an unhappy marriage, it will drain you dry of money for all you’re worth if you don’t take steps to safeguard your assets and future income. So let’s have a reality check:

“The marriage is over, so now the fight is about only one thing – money”

Individuals often make the mistake of assuming that assets that are in their names can’t be claimed by spouses/partners in a divorce. However, divorce experts caution that the opposite is true. With this in mind it is important to siphon off whatever asset you can without committing any wrongdoing that may come back to bite you at a later stage during the divorce proceedings. One lawyer wrote:

“Practically everything is divisible, including frequent flyer air miles or royalties from a book you wrote*

You can deceive your spouse/partner by hiding or concealing assets, but don’t forget that you’re also messing with the law because if what you’re hiding is discovered, you’ll lose your credibility in court. There could also be stiff penalties, including monetary sanctions. To protect yourself and your property during a divorce, it’s best to siphon off  (asap) whatever asset you can in a legal way so you can declare all assets upfront on your financial statement of affairs. You must be very careful and keep your own counsel throughout this process because your spouse/partner can ask for a financial restraining order prohibiting you from making big purchases or liquidating assets after the divorce is filed at court. There’s an entirely legal method of stopping your spouse/partner getting their hands on your assets and share of your future income.

In the alternative

If you think your spouse/partner has ripped you off by hiding property assets or money, I will find them for you. I’m highly specialised in conducting investigations in cases with substantial assets in dispute. I’ve uncovered attempts to disguise wealth and hide assets, ensuring everything is taken into consideration in reaching a settlement.