Determine the Financial Complexity of Your Divorce

Do you have simple investments? Perhaps nothing more complicated than a money-market account and a CD? Are your investments relatively exotic, such as limited partnerships, joint ventures, self-directed deferred compensation plans and a mixture of separate and marital community investments? Do you have only a few obvious assets and liabilities? Or, are your investments so complicated that investigation and analysis will be required to identify and value the assets and liabilities? Make a simple list of your real property and investments. In the left-hand margin make a note of how it looks to you (simple, average or complicated).