What If My Ex Doesn’t Disclose All Bank Accounts During Discovery?

child custody modificationQuestion:

During discovery, what happens if my ex doesn’t disclose all bank accounts? I know she is still on an account with her parents and I feel she may be hiding some money.


I do not practice law in your state, therefore, I cannot inform you as to the specific laws of Georgia, but I can provide you with general tips in divorce.

In Pennsylvania, where I am licensed to practice, our discovery responses need to be verified. If she has verified that her discovery responses are true and correct, but you still believe she is hiding account, you could proceed with taking depositions of each one of her parents as well as her.

In the deposition, you could ask them all the same questions about her bank accounts and see how they answer. I would suggest all depositions be taken on the same day and one right after another or possibly even taken at the same time if you have other counsel to assist you. By doing the depositions back-to-back or at the same time you take away their opportunity to discuss the answer.

Once the depositions are completed, you could then decide how to proceed. You could even consider sending a subpoena to the bank (if you know the bank in which the account is held) if you are permitted to do so in your state.

Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than custody tips for men, so please consult a domestic litigation attorney in your area to obtain specific advice as to the laws in Georgia and how they impact your case.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss your rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on CordellCordell.com, CordellCordell.co.uk, and DadsDivorce.com, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

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