Most divorce cases are accompanied by a variety of emotions: sadness, anger, grief, frustration, embarrassment, and relief. One emotion neither party to a divorce should experience is the feeling that they got away with something. You can and should celebrate settlements that you feel good about (or the mere fact of settlement at all), but neither you nor your ex should feel satisfaction at pulling the wool over each other’s eyes. In California, especially, hiding assets from your partner so as to avoid a fair settlement is particularly frowned upon.
Let’s take a look at why hidden (or omitted) assets are so bad and what you should do if you discover after a divorce that your ex hid assets from you.