Unfortunately sometimes people get divorced. How do you protect your assets and your feelings in the process? Does such a thing exist? Yes, it does! First, each party needs a competent attorney that can comb through their assets and figure out what's equitable. If your spouse likes to hide assets you may need to employ a forensic accountant to determine what their assets include. If there are minor children, the attorney will need a complete financial picture of what the child is involved in and what it takes to support the child. There is definitely an art to getting a divorce...don't let your spouse "out paint" you.