If your spouse began working before the Preliminary Conference but didn’t disclose that information, they may have made a critical error that can hurt them later in the process.
On the other hand, if they had not begun working at the time of the Preliminary Conference and weren’t asked directly about any job prospects, they may not have had a duty to disclose and the situation may be murkier from your perspective.
As a rule of thumb, efforts to mislead the court or improperly withhold a true reporting of income during a divorce will result in a very negative reaction from the judge.
If you know your spouse has started working but the judge doesn’t, you should ask for an updated statement of net worth with the expectation that the new job and income will be disclosed.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we help protect our clients from unfair settlements, particularly with spouses who are being dishonest about their levels of income and where it comes from.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 and speak to an experienced Queens divorce attorney for free.