Divorce is never going to be completely smooth sailing, especially if the break up was acrimonious.
But relations would probably be even more bitter if people knew the very juicy secrets their partners were keeping from them throughout the marriage.
Divorce lawyers have taken to Reddit to reveal the biggest things the clients were hiding from their spouses, from secret fortunes to second families.
One woman recalled an elderly gentleman client with a pastor son who seemed utterly respectable.
But he confessed he was worried his wife would find out about his interests in pornography and use it against him in the proceedings, especially as he had a particular penchant for goats.
One man almost managed to get away with hiding his secret, until his two wives discovered each other on Facebook.
And it turned out that he had a third secret family in the Czech republic where he fled to avoid the family courts.