Dividing marital property can be complex. Couples facing the breakdown of their marriage often do not see eye-to-eye. Disputes over the value of the home or other substantial assets may seem burdensome. However, when one spouse decides to break the rules and hide assets before the divorce papers are filed, it is vital to work with a strong legal team to protect your financial future. Uncovering hidden assets may be more complicated than resolving disputes over market values.
Several years ago ForbesWoman and the National Endowment for Financial Education commissioned a small study of financial deception or financial infidelity among married couples. Harris Interactive surveyed slightly more than 2,000 people. Nearly one-third of the participants (31 percent) admitted to cheating on their spouse financially.