my ex has said that her 26 yr son is the owner of the business I believe is registered in her name or may have changed ownership recently her son would not afford the business leters have been coming in her name for the business in form E she just said the business is my son''s I self rep is there anywhere I can make her disclose more information on this if she is concealing and lying about things what can the judge do anyone pliz help
If the company is registered with Companies House you will be able to see details, google Companies House, go to web check and put the company name in. There is no charge for the on screen information and you can print it. Hope that helps, best wishes.
In your questionaire (or in coresspondence if proceedigns have not yet been issued) you can ask for further disclosure.
e.g. if you know that the business was originally in her name, ask for details of when it was transferred, what consideration / price was paid for it to be transferred and for docuentary vidence in support.
If you you are not sure of her role, ask - if the buiness is a limed co. or private co. you can ask about her shareholding, her son''s shares and how / when these were aquired and how they were paid for.
She will have to provide bank statemetns so look at waht money is pid to her by the busness. If necessary you can, in your qustionaie, ask for older statements of business accounts.
If the business was simply transferred to her son and he did not pay for it, he may be considered by th court to be holding it on trust for her (in which case, it''s effectively still hers)
You need to be as clear as you can about what specific information you want -
e.g. if she says that the business is her son''s, ask specifically for documentary prioif as to when it was transferred, on what basis, and for what consideration (payment) Ask hat if any on going involvment she has, either as a shareholder, empoyee or on any other basis and ask for documentary evidence in support.