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Bitcoin in divorce

Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies are featuring ever more commonly in family finance cases, posing new challenges for professional advisers .

No matter how cleverly masked, there is usually a money trail that starts with the withdrawal from a bank account that funded the original acquisition of the undisclosed asset or cyber-currency. The difficulty in practice is that bank statements are often only disclosed for recent periods and if cyber-currencies were acquired long ago, it may be difficult to obtain the bank statements for the relevant periods.