For most people the decision to divorce is not one that is made overnight. It usually follows months, and maybe even years, of trying to make the relationship with one’s spouse work, sometimes even leading to a separation. During that period of time while working for the best, it may be a good idea to at the same time, plan for the worst.
For many who are divorcing the most important matter to be addressed is the way in which the assets of the marriage will be distributed. Because of this, during a separation it is important to gather information regarding exactly what your family’s assets are. Depending on the circumstances this may not be as easy as one might assume. For example, a spouse might try to hide assets in anticipation of the marriage ending. In situations such as these working with a forensic accountant can be beneficial.