Palatine, IL asked in Divorce for Illinois

Q: if I file for divorce how do I find out if my husband has a secret safty deposit box somewhere? Thank you Judy

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Brian W. Reidy
Brian W. Reidy
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  • Orland Park, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Ask using Interrogatories. If you believe that he has a safe deposit box at "XYZ Bank" a subpoena can be sent to the bank to confirm. You will need the court's permission to send a subpoena without an attorney.

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Dennis Delman
Dennis Delman
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  • Skokie, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: there exists a period of time after the divorce is filed to ascertain each others assets. this is called the the discovery process that enables you to ask written questions, subpeona financial documents, ask verbal questions in the presence of a court reporter and under oath. parties also need to complete a financial affidavit .

the above tools,if utilized correctly will give a fairly accurate view of the financial landscape

J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
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  • Oak Brook Terrace, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: This can be difficult if he pays the yearly fees by cash. If he pays by check, you'll find the stub when you look through his bank statements. Sometimes, it pays to subpoena any banks that you think he might do business with (e.g., banks near his work, home, etc.).

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