The burden is supposed to be placed on your ex for proving to the court that he or she does not have any assets or additional means of support which has not been previously reported. Unfortunately, as we all know, this is just not the case. Deadbeats routinely get away with hiding assets in other people’s names and although the courts won’t tell you this, it’s going to be up to you to obtain as much proof as you can before making this claim to the court. Without sufficient proof, your case will be dismissed and you will let the slouch in on the fact that you are snooping around his finances. With that notice, he or she will probably go through a lot of trouble to hide their stock-pile even better, making your chances of finding it or proving your case, even harder. Word to the wise – when you think that you are on to something, don’t say a word until you have your proof in hand. Otherwise you might find your ex might take a clue from what he has learned and will be the next deadbeat ex hiding assets under someone else’s name.