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Third Party Fraud in a Divorce Action

Oct 10, 2016Family Law

Although most divorce cases involve only the married parties, a third party may be added if he/she commits fraud related to the couple’s assets. For instance, a spouse may sell a business interest to a family member so that it is no longer considered a marital asset or a spouse may claim that a family gift is really a loan that must be paid back from the marital assets only to receive the funds back from a family member after the divorce is final. When a party attempts to defraud his/her spouse with the assistance of a third party, it can have a significant impact on the property division in a judgment of divorce, the spouse’s income presented, and/or ability to pay spousal support. Often times, the fraud comes to light during the discovery process where parties disclose their assets. Despite the fact that these occasions are not common, it’s important to have an attorney who is experienced at finding hidden assets if a party believes their spouse is capable of such deceit.

It is important to learn about all of the marital assets and be assured that you receive all of the assets to which you are entitled. Sometimes it requires bringing a third party (usually a family member or close friend) into your divorce case to fully discover and allow for the division of the previously untouchable marital asset.

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Contact Rubin Frampton

600 South Adams, Suite 300
Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone: 248.799.9100
Fax: 248.799.7913

jorin@rubinframpton.com
katherine@rubinframpton.com
joanne@rubinframpton.com
kami@rubinframpton.com

Family Law

Divorce
Child Custody
Child Support
Parenting Time
Spousal Support
Change of Domicile
Post-Judgment Issues
Personal Protection Orders

Criminal Law

Asset Forfeiture Defense
Airport Currency Seizures
Real Property Leins
Food Stamp (EBT) Termination
Criminal Restitution Mitigation