The rise of cryptocurrency, and in particular Bitcoin, means divorcing couples may use the currency to hide their wealth from one another.

While couples have a duty to provide full and frank disclosure during a divorce, they said it is not unheard of for some parties to attempt to hide their assets from their respective spouses, and cryptocurrencies may make this process easier.

The very nature of cryptocurrencies means it can be hard to trace.

Digital forensic analysts can be used by a spouse to identify trace points and give weight to a claim.

If a divorce case does end up in court, a judge, even without concrete evidence of cryptocurrency assets, could make inferences as to their existence and factor their potential value into their final judgement.

Wrigley Claydon, we fight on your behalf to make this difficult time a little easier. We are experienced family lawyers and can assist you with the legal aspects of any family situation in which you may find yourself. We deal with our cases sensitively.


If you are looking for family advice then please call 0161 785 3521 to speak to Terri Pickup or Corinne Bailey-Brown in our Family Department or email,

The following two tabs change content below.
Shalish acts on behalf of both private individuals and commercial clients, bringing or defending claims in the High Court or the County Court. Shalish is fluent in Gujarati and will happily represent those for whom Gujariti is the first language, in English. Shalish is also able to advise and assist with negotiations to resolve disputes, avoiding the need for court proceedings. Shalish joined the firm 10 years ago, very shortly after he qualified as a solicitor. Shalish is a keen sportsman, regularly playing cricket and five-a-side football. He is also a self-confessed foodie, taking great pleasure in sampling different cuisines from around the world. Currently, Shalish is pursuing his interest in languages, attending evening Spanish lessons at a local college.