It is fairly common in a marriage for one spouse to handle money matters and the finances while the other has very little input into these things. The other spouse may also have more input into another area of family life, such as disciplining the children. When one spouse handles the majority of the finances though, it becomes even easier for them to hide assets during a divorce, and that becomes trouble for the other spouse.
Spouses hide marital assets during a divorce because they do not want them to be divided during divorce proceedings. Fortunately, if you think your spouse is hiding assets from you, there are ways you can bring those assets to light to ensure that you receive the fair settlement you deserve.
The Discovery Process
Every divorce that goes through litigation will go through the discovery process. During this process, each side must provide the other side with any information that is requested. There are several phases of the discovery process and during each one, your attorney will ask for certain information which can help you learn of hidden assets....