In a perfect world, we would each get exactly what we are owed in a divorce.  In a perfect world, we would all stay happy, healthy and married.  Since we aren't living in a perfect world, it's no surprise that when two sides each feel they have claim to something, creative methods will be used to establish an advantage over one side of the negotiations.  

Divorce can introduce many challenges regarding the division of your assets and liabilities.  While you may be most interested in protecting your assets, you need to realistically regard the liabilities associated with them.

The facts about divorce are often easier to accept after the divorce settlement/judgement is established.  By then, many of us just want to forget the marriage, our ex and the divorce itself.