You’ve got a few financial risk factors in your marriage that may have you wondering whether there are more problems than you know about. But the good news is that in our experience, your chances of fraud are pretty low. And you seem to be pretty knowledgeable about your family’s finances, so that is something in your favor.Your focus should be on preparing for the “financial discovery” part of your divorce, which is where both sides exchange financial documents like bank statements and other papers related to income and spending. Use this tool to help you gather and organize your financial documents, because being well-prepared in this area could save some time for your attorney and his or her staff. (And that saves you money!)The parts of this tool that teach you how to evaluate the numbers may still be useful to you. They will give you a better understanding of what assets you own and how money was spent. You will also have more information on which to determine whether you should be worried about the risks you have identified. And when it comes time to talk about the money and the financial settlement in the divorce, you'll be armed with knowledge about the numbers.(EXTRA) Most of your attention should go toward gathering documents for the financial part of your divorce. This tool will help you know what documents to get, how to get them, and how to organize them. Doing a thorough job of gathering and organizing your financial documents will help the financial part of your divorce go more smoothly. And it could save you some money because your attorney and his or her staff will spend less time trying to get your financial documents together.While you probably don’t have a lot to worry about, it would be a good idea to take some time to get your financial documents in order and give them a once-over. We’ll show you some basic financial analysis techniques you can do to determine if there are any other risk factors you don’t already know about. And if you happen to find something that is concerning, you can dig in even deeper to get to the bottom of what happened to your money.
You have identified several concerning fraud risk factors in your financial situation. You’re probably feeling afraid that there may be much more you don’t know about. There are some red flags of fraud demonstrating that your fears are credible. When signs like this are identified, it is natural to wonder if money has been hidden or spent inappropriately. At the end of the day, just want to get to the bottom of what happened with your money.This tool is going to be helpful in further evaluating the signs you have seen, as well as to look for other potential problems. Your first step will be to gather and organize the documents, and we’re going to walk you through that as simply as possible. Then we are going to show you some ways to dig into the numbers and identify issues. You are in the right place. You’ll be able to feel confident as you gather the documents that will be needed for the financial discovery part of your divorce. And you’ll be able to look for real problems with the numbers to determine if those red flags really mean there is fraud, or not.
You have seen significant signs of fraud from your spouse. When you see this many red flags, it is highly likely that money has been hidden or spent inappropriately. You didn’t make all of this up in your mind. You saw things that were concerning, and your answers to this quiz show that there have been lots of warning signs. You are right to take this money stuff seriously.This tool is going to be extremely important to help you through the financial part of your divorce. It will guide you through the process of gathering and organizing your documents so that you can be assured of having a complete and manageable set of documents. But more importantly, you’ll learn some easy techniques you can use on the account statements and income tax returns. These procedures will help you determine exactly what has been happening with your family’s money, and will give you greater insight about whether money is missing. This is where you will gather proof of what your spouse has been doing with your money so your attorney can take appropriate action in your divorce. (EXTRA)Fraud investigators say that if you see a couple of red flags, it’s probably no big deal. In your case, there are way too many signs of fraud for you to ignore. You haven’t been imagining things. You have identified many red flags of fraud, and the odds are very high that there are financial shenanigans in your marriage. This tool is going to help you dig into those issues.The first important step is getting all of your bank, credit, card, and investment account statements. After you have obtained all of the account statements and income tax returns, you should spend time going through them line by line. You’re going to look for missing deposits, inappropriate spending, or transfers of money that don’t have any apparent explanation. This sounds like detailed work because it is. But it’s the way to get to the bottom of what happened with your family’s money.Following all of the steps is important for someone in your situation. You may find that you need additional help from a forensic accountant or other financial professional, and that is okay. For now, take a breath. You have good reason to believe that something bad has happened with the money. You’re in good hands here to start getting to the bottom of it.
You have identified so many fraud risk factors that you have an extreme risk of financial fraud in your marriage. This might be hard to hear, but it probably comes as no surprise to you. You have thought that money was missing, or you were being lied to, or important information was being kept from you. You didn’t make this all up. It’s real.This tool will help you take control of the financial part of your divorce. It will help you get the information you need to make informed decisions. It is going to be very important for you to follow all of the steps in this tool. It starts with getting all of the bank, credit card, and investment account statements that you are aware of. You’ll need to go through them line-by-line with the help of Analyze the Statements step. This may be the most important work you do on your financial stuff.It's possible your spouse engaged in a complex scheme to hide money. In that case, you may need help from a forensic accountant or other financial professional. But this tool will help you start to gather proof that something has gone wrong with the money. This is the right guide to help you start untangling the mess your spouse has made of the money.