Taxes-Divorces

Now that tax day has passed for most people, here come the divorces.

A Chicago divorce lawyer says her business picks up sharply the day after taxes are filed.

She says people in troubled marriages find out a lot about each other when they get their financial papers in order for Uncle Sam.

Beverly Pekala says that's especially true for spouses who aren't up to speed on family or business finances.

Information that can be gleaned from tax forms and the paperwork that was used to prepare it includes secret bank accounts, cashed-in stock options or interests in a business.