How can hidden assets affect my divorce in Florida?

In a Florida divorce, it is possible to re-open a judgment if you believe your spouse hid assets from you and did not entirely disclose his or her financial picture. During a divorce, both parties are required to disclose their assets and liabilities through what is known as mandatory disclosure. Part of mandatory disclosure is a financial affidavit in which each party swears under the penalties of perjury that they are giving an honest assessment of their financial standing. If it can be proved later that a spouse intentionally did not report an asset or intentionally misrepresented the value of an asset in the affidavit, these may be grounds to re-open the final judgment and adjust the equitable distribution scheme.

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Disclaimer

The statements in this section are based on Florida law and have been issued to inform and not advise. The statements are general in nature and individual facts in a given case may alter their application or involve other laws not referred to here.

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