You can try to deceive your spouse by hiding or concealing assets, but don’t forget that you’re also violating the law, which can have significant consequences.

If what you’re hiding is discovered, you’ll lose your credibility in court.

There could also be stiff penalties, including monetary sanctions. To protect yourself and your property during a divorce, it’s best to declare all assets upfront.

As always, every situation is unique. This series is intended to “start the thinking process” to take emotive choices out of a hard situation. Everyone’s situation is different, and this is not intended as legal advice. Please, speak to a divorce attorney prior to making any decisions, especially decisions based on a simple blog post. There are many mitigating factors that will go into the final divorce decree.