When you are involved in a high asset divorce in Illinois, there is always a concern about your spouse possibly hiding assets. This can be done in a variety of ways, but a common approach is to put money in an offshore account. You have to uncover the money if you wish for it to be considered by the court when your assets are divided, so you can get what is owed to you under the law.
According to Forbes, setting up an offshore account usually involves getting a second passport and visiting the country to open the account. If your spouse gets a second passport, it will be done secretly so he or she can visit the country with the country while remaining undetected. Other aspects of maintaining this account are also done secretly and through means that can be difficult to trace.