We represented the husband in a case where the wife had substantial earnings. Unbeknownst to the husband, the wife tried to hide assets before divorce. A few weeks before filing for divorce, she secretly transferred tens of thousands of dollars from one of her many bank accounts to a secret account.
We discovered these transfers after sending subpoenas to the banks and reviewing the bank statements. When confronted with the discovery, the wife claimed that she made the withdrawals to pay back her parents for a loan they made for a home remodel. But the wife was unable to prove her claim.
We proved that the withdrawn funds were community funds because the wife earned them during marriage. We argued that the withdrawals constituted unauthorized dissipation of community assets. We then negotiated a settlement where the husband was reimbursed for the loss of community funds.