Property division during a divorce is supposed to be fair in Illinois, but that doesn't necessarily mean that both parties will emerge from negotiations with equal success. In marriages with complex assets, much goes into evaluating and dividing the property to ensure that a spouse's financial future is secure.
There are financial risks involved when going through a divorce. For example, a spiteful wife could rack up thousands of dollars worth of credit card debt. Or, she could attempt to hide all documents related to her retirement account and any joint accounts, basically trying to get a bigger share in the divorce settlement. And while this can certainly happen in any divorce, it is of particular concern when one spouse is controlling.