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21 Signs That Your Husband May Be Hiding Marital Assets During Your Divorce | Bedrock Divorce Advisors
Today, I'd like to dig a little deeper into the topic of hidden assets, and to do so, I've enlisted the help of my colleague, Miles Mason, Sr., JD, CPA, founder of Miles Mason Family Law Group, PLC, in Memphis, Tennessee, and author of The Forensic Accounting Deskbook: A Practical Guide to Financial Investigation and Analysis for Family Lawyers, published by the American Bar Association.
As Miles points out, it's important to shine a spotlight on the topic of hiding assets because divorcing women are often too shy or intimidated to report their husbands' dirty tricks.
Why? Because divorce victims mirror fraud victims.
"Fraud victims are often too embarrassed to report the crime," Miles
To help you wrap your arms around this complicated topic, here are a few of "the basics" Miles
Here are a few of the most predictable strategies Miles
has seen, along with the advantages and disadvantages for each:
"The more believable the story is that the money is gone, the more likely the victim will give up looking for it," Miles
Divorcing Women: Hereâ€™s Where Husbands Typically Hide Assets | Bedrock Divorce Advisors
As Miles Mason, Sr., JD, CPA, founder of Miles Mason Family Law Group, PLC, in Memphis, Tennessee, points out, women who have a working knowledge about their family finances can help identify changes that may signal a husband's misdeeds.
"To detect schemes using financial statement manipulation, timing is important.
Benchmarks are key," Miles
, who is the author of The Forensic Accounting Deskbook: A Practical Guide to Financial Investigation and Analysis for Family Lawyers and I will explore many of these issues in more depth in next week's blog post.)
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Miles Mason, Sr.
Miles Mason, Sr. JD, CPA is the founder of Miles Mason Family Law Group, PLC and practices family law exclusively.
Rated 10.0 out of 10.0 by Avvo, Miles is past Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Section and is a Certified Public Accountant.
is a prolific author and speaker on divorce presenting seminars to attorneys, forensic accountants, and business valuation experts.
Click below to learn Miles's story and view his
Kayla Bailey is a Legal Assistant to Miles Mason, Sr.
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, Sr.'s schedule, communications, and the firm's monthly e-newsletter.
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Miles Mason, Sr. JD, CPA, is a husband, father, and divorce lawyer.
is married to Sharon, and together, they have three children-Anne, Miles Jr., and Abigail.
To celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, Miles
and Sharon toured Death Valley National Park in California and met up with friends with whom they shared a house in Sedona, Arizona.
Almost empty nesters, they love planning and traveling together whenever their busy schedules open up.
The couple spent two weeks in Scotland for Sharon's fiftieth birthday.
Sharon and Miles
often travel to national conferences at which Miles
is speaking; these include the meetings of the American Bar Association
Family Law Section and the American Institute of CPAs
Fun conference locations have included Napa Valley; South Beach; Santa Fe; Stowe, Vermont; and Bahamas.
three brothers, father, father-in-law, and son all graduated from Christian Brothers High School
Several years ago, Miles served as president of the CBHS Alumni Association and has been inducted into the Christian Brothers High School Hall of Fame.
Being a "Brothers Boy" means a great deal to him because his
parents were very active in fundraising for the school and his
close personal relationship with several of the Christian Brothers
who taught him.
After CBHS, Miles graduated from Alabama with a degree in accounting and came to love Crimson Tide football.
Before law school, he
worked as a CPA for four years.
oldest daughter, Anne, grew up on the junior golf circuit, competing in golf tournaments all over the South, played golf for St. Agnes and for her
college team, Savannah College of Art & Design
(SCAD), in Savannah, Georgia.
lives in Atlanta and works as an industrial designer.
Miles Jr. was a goalkeeper and played soccer for Midsouth Futbol Club and CBHS
competed across the South as well and traveled to Rome twice and Brazil to compete.
He attends the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Their youngest, Abigail, attends St. Agnes and is a songwriter and performer with original songs available on iTunes.
is the author of four books on family law (all available on Amazon.com).
is a nationally recognized speaker who presents continuing education seminars across the country on divorce trial practice involving complex financial issues, forensic accounting, and business valuation for judges, attorneys, CPAs, and business valuation experts.
At national conferences, Miles has co-presented seminars with some of the nation's leading lawyers and business valuation experts including Randy Kessler, Tom Burrage, Shannon Pratt, Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Linda Thomas, and Michael Kaplan.
Miles is past chair of the Tennessee Bar Association's Family Law Section and served on the editorial board of the Tennessee Bar Journal.
He is also a member of the American, Tennessee, and Memphis Bar Associations' Family Law Sections, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the Tennessee Society of CPAs.
was honored as a fellow of the Memphis Bar Foundation
and listed as a "Family Law Power Player" by Inside Memphis Business magazine
Active in the community, Miles has taken on leadership roles and has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations; he's served as Co-chair of the board of directors of the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), on the board of directors of the Marguerite Piazza St. Jude Gala, and president of the Christian Brothers High School Alumni Association.
Miles Mason, Sr. Professional Biography
Founder, Miles Mason Family Law Group, PLC.
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