Taking an objective approach makes the division of assets fairly straightforward. Unfortunately, when this activity takes place during the course of a divorce emotions are introduced into the process and it is often difficult to maintain objectivity. In turn, this could lead to one party giving away more than he or she could.
According to some psychology researchers, women are more likely to fall into this trap. This is because while men generally focus on task-specific goals, studies find that women on the other hand, tend to focus on interpersonal goals. As a result, a woman might give up assets in the course of a divorce in her quest to keep the relationship between the former spouses as good as possible.