Asset Tracing & Hidden Assets
Tracing and securing all the financial assets of your partner ensures you put all the relevant information in front of the courts, which is vital for achieving a fair outcome.
In some divorce cases a party who seeks to limit financial liability to his or her former partner will try to conceal assets in businesses, property, trusts, and hedge funds. Often (but not always) these assets are held offshore.
The concealment of assets by any method is likely to constitute fraud, as one of the key documents in financial settlement proceedings (the Form E) requires parties to give ‘full, frank and clear disclosure’ and warns that criminal proceedings can be brought in the event that a party has been ‘deliberately untruthful’.
How Slater Heelis Can Help You
In the event that you suspect your former partner of hiding assets, our family solicitors are experts in finding assets and, where appropriate, we will instruct forensic accountants to ensure that any relevant information is put before the Family Court. Recent case law has confirmed the significance of the validity of financial settlements where assets have been hidden. As such it is vital that where significant assets are concerned you have an experienced legal team dealing with your matter. Where appropriate our experts will advise as to your options to freeze assets by way of an injunction.
Call Our Family Law Experts Today
Our professional and thorough family solicitors can advise you on any matters relating to asset tracing and hidden assets. Please contact our Sale or Manchester city centre locations on 0161 969 3131, or email a member of the team.
Meet the team who will work on your case
Our family law team are specialists in tracing assets across the UK and worldwide.
members on 0161 969 3131
- Mark Heptinstall Partner & Head of Family
- Kim Aucott Consultant Solicitor
- Patricia Robinson Partner
- Phillip Rhodes Partner
- Claire Higham Solicitor
- Eluned Roberts Solicitor
- Rebecca Lang Solicitor
- Rebecca Meehan Solicitor
- Rebecca Muirhead Solicitor
- Joanne Taylor Associate Chartered Legal Executive
- Gabriella Basiuk Paralegal
- Lisa Woodworth Paralegal
- David Wilkinson Solicitor