Hidden Assets & Disclosure
The English divorce court is very firm about seeking full and frank disclosure about each party’s assets.
Firstly a lengthy Form E needs to be completed with documentary evidence attached. If this is not completed fully than a questionnaire can be raised asking pertinent questions about the party’s finances and an order is made at the F.A. for this to be responded to within a certain time.
If a party fails to adequately respond to questions than they can be imprisoned although this is rare and done in extreme circumstances.
Any costs wasted at hearings can be imposed upon the other party to make them realise the seriousness of the situation.
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