Question: I need a divorce because my husband is seeing a much younger woman. I saw the texts on his phone and it's obvious what's going on. I really couldn't believe what they were saying to each other. He said that he loved her and wanted to marry her but first he has to get a divorce from me. We have four children, three cats and two dogs. I suspected something was wrong since we had not had sex in almost three years. But I just thought that was a normal thing in marriage. You know you go through cycles. But now that I found his text messages I'm sure what he is doing.
We live in Dunwoody and he works in Alpharetta at a construction company. I think she works there too. I work at a school in Cobb County. I think she was actually our babysitter some years ago before she went to Georgia State University. When we first got married my husband took a gift from my father and opened a Swiss bank account. Since then he puts money in there every year. It has a lot of money in it. If we get divorced I'm afraid he'll try to hide that bank account from me because he probably thinks that I forgot about it since we've been married for over 25 years.
What should I do to prove that the account exists and that I am entitled to some of it at least? I need to know because my husband said that he is going to serve me with divorce papers any day now.
Answer: You are entitled to at least some of the money in the Swiss bank account. We receive a number of questions about hidden assets in divorce. Not only was the account started with the marital gift from your father, but more funds were added each year of your marriage.
You need to save some of the statements or other documentation from the Swiss bank to prove that the account exists. We commonly see people try to deny the existence of bank accounts and other financial assets in divorce situations. The more documentation of the account you possess, the better.
You should contact a divorce lawyer as soon as you can so that a plan can be implemented to protect the assets in the bank account. You certainly do not want him withdrawing assets and moving them to other accounts that you know nothing about.
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