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Arizona is a community property state. This means, among other things, that assets accumulated during the marriage are presumed to be the equal property of both spouses. Wages earned by either spouse, for example, are presumed to be community property. Anything purchased with those wages is also going to be construed as community property in the Arizona courts, in most cases. It is not unusual for a person contemplating an Arizona divorce to begin setting aside some funds or purchasing certain things for their own personal use. In other words, the person begins to secretly deprive the other spouse of that spouse's money or property, without that spouse's knowledge or consent.
At Thomas Law Office, our Arizona divorce lawyers have standard procedures we use to increase the odds of discovering such fraudulent activity in Arizona divorce cases. We have discovered countless funds and property hidden by opposing parties in Arizona divorce cases, often much to our clients' surprise. It is important to methodically inspect financial records and other documents to determine whether there is "smoke" that suggests an underlying "fire."
It is also important that our future clients not engage in any improper concealment of assets or debt, so we make sure that our Arizona clients understand the importance of proper record keeping and use of community property in Arizona. On the other hand, there are times when our clients may appear to have concealed funds but in reality that was very much not the case at all, and we will work with our clients to obtain proof that what they did was appropriate under the circumstances of their situation.
Thomas Law Office, PLC. 3030 East Cactus Road, Ste. 102 Phoenix, Arizona 85032 Phone: (602) 788-1395 Toll Free: (877) 788-1395 Email Us
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