When going through a divorce in Missouri, it is not only unethical, but it is also illegal to hide assets. And while most would like to think this is not something they would even need to worry about, the truth is that during divorce -- particularly in high-asset divorces -- it is more common than one would think.
Actress Zooey Deschanel recently filed for divorce from her husband Ben Gibbard. Deschanel is best known as the star in the hit-TV series "New Girl" and lead singer of the band "She and Him." Gibbard is known as the lead singer of the pop-rock group Death Cab for Cutie. The pair got married in fall of 2009 and have no children, so it is unclear whether this divorce will pose any of the complicated property division issues which plague many celebrity divorces.
While it's not 100 percent known why Arnold Schwarzenegger at first expressed interest in not paying his soon-to-be ex wife Maria Shriver spousal support, some are saying that the former governor may have decided for public relations reasons it's better to offer not only alimony payments, but also to pay for legal counsel.
The chief executive of an international financial group has been ordered to pay his wife in excess of $750,000 in interest charges on a $7.5 million payment that was previously agreed upon as part of the couple's divorce settlement. The claim is that by being late on the payment, he would have to pay her interest dating back to June of 2005 when the agreement was made.
A National Endowment for Financial Education survey found that financial infidelity - where one spouse hides an aspect of finances from their partner - is somewhat common among married couples. And while many might think that hiding money or buying a minor purchase without a discussion is not that big of a deal, it turns out that it's actually a reason that many couple's end up filing for a divorce.