For many couples going through a divorce, the division of assets can prove to be the most difficult aspect of the process, other than arranging a parenting plan. Especially in situations where there is a dramatic discrepancy between the income of spouses, there may be stark disagreements about what is a fair way to divide assets, including the equity in your home and even your retirement account.
Unfortunately, wanting to feel like the "winner" in a divorce can prompt people to do things that are unethical or even illegal. One such common behavior is the attempt to hide assets from the courts to reduce how much the other spouse receives in the asset division process. Sadly, the more assets you've acquired during your marriage, the greater the potential temptation your spouse may feel to try to hide some of them.