A large part of my husband’s income is cash and is never reported. How do I ensure I get what I deserve?
To ensure that you get what you deserve, you have to talk to your attorney about the specific issue. Make sure you gather all the bank statements, the financial documents, the credit card statements. Any bank, any financial statement you can get your hand on. Get a copy of it and give it to your attorney.
Maybe discuss with your attorney hiring a forensic accountant. A forensic accountant traces money. It’s their job to figure out exactly where the money is going, and where the money is coming from. Once you do that, you can go to court and show the judge, “Hey, judge, look. This is what’s going on. Please help me figure out how much my spouse is making. He is underemployed, or intentionally unemployed, or hiding money.” The judge will enter it as income if you can prove that it’s a cash business and that your spouse is hiding money and not showing it in his tax returns, or in his financial statements.