How do I find hidden bank accounts during a divorce?
Finding hidden bank accounts in a divorce is a common issue, especially in high-asset divorces. If your spouse managed all the finances before your divorce or you think they are hiding money from you, you need to find out what community assets there are.
In Arizona, under the rules of procedure, both parties are required to make comprehensive disclosures of their assets and debts. You can also request additional information via discovery—a process that allows you to use different tools to find money. For example, if you believe your spouse is hiding a bank account, you can request the account records from the bank by issuing a subpoena. There are numerous discovery tools—depositions, subpoenas, interrogatories, requests for production, requests for admission, etc. An experienced divorce attorney can explain your options and help you find any hidden assets.