There may be some divorcing couples that share spreadsheets, which detail everything about their finances, but they're not in the majority. In many marriages, one spouse is primarily responsible for the finances, while the other may have only a vague sense of what the couple earns and owns. When couples divorce, spouses often have to ask each other for documents and information (discovery) in order to create a complete financial picture or “accounting' of the marital estate.
There are a number of ways for you and your attorney to obtain the information you need from your spouse. In this article for lawyers.com, I explain how your attorney can help you get the financial information you need in your divorce case.