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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Can you tell me what state this is in, and whether there has historically been a higher income from this business?
(by that I mean before your marriage, etc...?) And would there be any discrepancy (given things that he has purchased, vehicles, property, etc... ) that would indicate that he was hiding some of it?
We are in the state of Florida & no he never made any big purchases but refused to ever disclose to me how much money he made. I always kept control over the finances but I always felt as if he was hiding money from me. We never had a joint bank account. My bi-weekly pay checks went directly into the bank account whereas he usually made cash.
And there was no evidence of any extravagant purchases or anything else that would indicate how much he made during this time?
No-except to say he always had money to go to the bar 7 nights a week!
OOps-did not mean to close out chat session-was still waiting for answers from you
Thanks very much, this does clear things up. Neither one of us owned property. We rented a condo during our marriage & I was only trying to see if he had money tied up in the business he owns to get money out of him for my pain & suffering as you put it. But if the Florida court does not award for this only for property, then there is no point in going forward & if I am the higher earner, he might end up getting money from me. Thanks for your help.