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How to look for and find hidden cryptocurrency

On Behalf of | Aug 18, 2021 | Blog, Property Division

When you’re going through a divorce in California, there can be a lot on the line. A divorcing couple might worry about dividing property, stocks and other important items. There’s also a relatively new type of asset called cryptocurrency. Considering the newness of this form of currency, your former spouse might be hiding cryptocurrency from you. Here’s how to look for it.

Reviewing bank accounts and credit card statements

Whether you get documents by mail or digitally, banks and credit card companies regularly send their customers statements. These statements give a customer a closer look at their account standing and transaction histories. You’ll find that these documents can help with negotiating property division, finding assets and discovering hidden forms of cryptocurrency. Look for anything that has the words “coin” or “crypto” in these documents.

Finding a wallet or private key

To store or withdraw cryptocurrency, someone who owns it needs to have a wallet. While finding a digital wallet can get tricky, you could also look for a wallet key or a physical cryptocurrency wallet. Seeing any of these items is a surefire sign that your ex-spouse has some amount of cryptocurrency.

Remembering past conversations regarding cryptocurrency

In most cases, someone who invests in cryptocurrency will have a hard time keeping this to themselves. If you remember hearing about your former spouse talk to you or other people about this form of currency, this is often a sign that your ex-spouse might be hiding cryptocurrency from you.

There are a few ways to find out if your spouse is hiding cryptocurrency from you. By investigating these potential assets, you can make sure you’re not leaving anything on the table during a divorce.