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Suspect lies on Form E

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10 May 12 #329725 by Diddywinks
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Hello all.
I am approaching the date of First Appointment. We have exchanged questionnaires and answers. In my ex''s paperwork there was clear evidence that she purchased a vehicle recently, yet in her form E she claims to have absolutely no assets and claims not to own a vehicle. I asked her in my questionnaire to disclose the V5 documnet for the vehicle, but she failed to comply, stating that the vehicle is registered to her ex-boyfriend. As she still lives with said ex, and uses this vehicle daily, I can see no reason that she cannot obtain the V5 document and therefore disclose a copy, thereby clarifying the matter.
I suspect the vehicle is registered in her name. So my question; what are the consequences of her being dishonest on her form E, a sworn document?
Thank you for any advice in advance.

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10 May 12 #329728 by maisymoos
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If matrimonial money was used to pay for the vehicle then it would be regarded as a matrimonial asset, I don''t think she would get away with registering it in her BF''s name as a way of hidding assets, but the payment must surely show up on her bank statements if she paid for the car?

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10 May 12 #329774 by janet93
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I know for a fact that my husband lied on his sworn form E and nobody seemed to be bothered about it !!! There don''t appear to be any consequences and frankly I now wish I had lied on mine as well !!

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11 May 12 #329885 by justdeserts
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You are not alone - this has happened to me too, where my husband stated there were no joint savings - there were £32,000 of joint endowments which he spent. I also know of a friend recently divorced where her ex stated he was living in a 1 bed rented flat, when he was cohabiting with new partner. It seems that no action is taken at all!

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