Yes, those who frequently work for cash or tips often earn far more than they report for tax purposes, which can make it difficult for a spouse to get a fair spousal maintenance (previously known as “alimony”) award in a divorce.
If you believe your spouse has underreported their real earnings on their financial disclosures, you should make your attorney aware of the discrepancy.
They can argue for a more appropriate recording of your spouse’s income, which can make a big difference in the ultimate settlement of the divorce, as well as the calculation for spousal maintenance, child support, and more.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you come through your divorce in the best financial shape possible.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 and talk to an experienced Brooklyn divorce lawyer for free.