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Using forensics in a matrimonial case

On Behalf of | Feb 19, 2022 | Firm News

Whether you are considering divorce or looking to solve problems in your marriage, there are many moving parts in a matrimonial case. Confusion and distrust can well up quickly if you or your partner miss any details.

Some family problems are so complicated that only a thorough investigation can solve them. You may need solid evidence to make your case in court, so the sooner you start gathering information, the better. This is where forensics comes into play.

Financial forensics

You have the right to know about your spouse’s finances, but your spouse may try to hide pertinent data. There could be an offshore bank account, a pension plan that you know nothing about, an inaccurate affidavit and so on. Miscalculations could drastically affect your spousal maintenance and child support claims. With financial forensics, you can have an accountant review your spouse’s pay stubs, credit card statements and other sources in case there is information the court should be aware of.

Psychological forensics

If the court has trouble reaching a decision about your case, psychological forensics may be the only option left. A psychologist can interview you, your spouse and your children to examine the situation. Some of the aspects the psychologist will look at are your and your spouse’s mental health and child-rearing capabilities. The psychologist may also visit your home on occasion to observe how your family operates.

Depending on the details, forensics can take some time before there are results. However, the right methodology may pay off in the end if the findings back up your claims.