NEW YORK--()--In this day and age, it’s no secret that high-net worth divorces are becoming more and more complicated. The increasing use of the Internet, coupled with our global economy, makes it much easier for individuals to successfully hide a multitude of assets from their spouses. In reality, how difficult is it to hide a business partnership from a spouse internationally in Peru? How easily can a spouse hide a private jet in Brazil? What about a beach house in Maui?
“A lot of deceitful and devious schemes are devised against individuals without them even knowing it, and we are confident the Divorce Asset Hunter will be a helpful resource in uncovering these unsavory practices.”
Charles Griffin Intelligence, a leading consulting company specializing in matrimonial asset investigations, today announced the launch of its “Divorce Asset Hunter” blog. The blog (www.divorceassethunter.com) will help individuals going through a divorce ensure they have the most complete information regarding their spouse’s finances.
By using real world examples of where spouses often hide their assets, this blog will help women and men contemplating divorce determine whether the financial disclosures provided by their opposing spouses are complete and accurate.
Philip Segal, founder of Charles Griffin Intelligence and lead writer of Divorce Asset Hunter said, “When it comes to a divorce, neither side wants to give up more than it has to, especially when it comes to money or other assets. This cutting edge blog will help individuals undergoing divorce ensure they have the most complete information regarding their spouse’s finances.” He added, “A lot of deceitful and devious schemes are devised against individuals without them even knowing it, and we are confident the Divorce Asset Hunter will be a helpful resource in uncovering these unsavory practices.”
According to Segal, the top five places spouses most often hide assets during divorce proceedings include:
1. Secret side companies and partnerships;
2. Assets controlled by “straw” purchasers (including parents, siblings, close friends, and associates);
3. Real estate;
4. Financially fraudulent transactions (“cooking the books,” paying “ghost” employees, and failing to record business receipts); and
5. Secretly purchased valuables.
The blog will explore these areas and related issues in greater detail in future posts.
Founded in 2009, Charles Griffin Intelligence (http://www.charlesgriffinllc.com/) is a consulting company specializing in litigation support, asset searches and recovery, corporate due diligence, and overall business intelligence for large and small law firms, companies, financial institutions and nonprofits, as well as individuals who want to protect their best interests and make themselves safer.