Often I'm asked, what are the most common financial mistakes people make during the divorce process? Mostly, you need to look at what assets you've acquired during the marriage. Sometimes you'll have one party in the relationship that handles all the finances, so then the other party does not know what finances exist. It's often good to consult with a lawyer that can give some guidance to you to understand what documents you should start to look for to try to put together the financial picture, because often, and unfortunately, it does happen. People get taken advantage of during the divorce process by their trusted loved ones just because they don't have all the information.