While many parties come to a lawyer’s office looking for the best ways to avoid having to split assets with their spouse, the simple truth is that assets will be split. The best way to get the most of your assets is to gather as much information about the assets as possible so that the assets can be split as efficiently as you can. If you are having trouble in your marriage, make sure that any assets you inherit are kept separate from any marital accounts, to preserve it as separate property. Preserving separate property is one of the best ways to keep the utmost assets in your possession after a divorce. It is always recommended not to hide assets, as if these assets are found, the court could impose sanctions or award you a significantly smaller portion of the marital assets.