In most divorces, the two most difficult areas to resolve are child custody and asset division. The more marital assets a couple has accrued over the years, the more difficult it can become to fairly divide those assets. Certain assets may prove more difficult to locate or place a value on, while confusion about marital versus separate property could result in incomplete asset inventories going to the courts.
If you have any reason to think that your spouse may have hidden assets in the weeks or months leading up to your divorce filing, you need to protect yourself. Hiding assets in an attempt to prevent splitting them with a spouse is a very common practice. Due to their nature, it can be quite difficult to track down hidden assets. For many, working with a forensic accountant is the best option when there's potential for hidden assets in a divorce.