A survey by Big Yellow Self Storage has exposed the fact that 47 per cent of people in the process of getting a divorce have sought to hide possessions from their spouses. Of the 53 per cent who were honest about disclosing all their assets, more than one in 10 admitted that they regretted doing so. In the face of these facts, people getting divorced in the Greater Manchester area might be advised to closely check their partner's asset disclosure document.
Apart from money, one of the most common items hidden away were photographs, with over one third of the people admitting they had done so. Another 25 per cent said that they had kept mementos and almost a fifth had tucked away family heirlooms. Divorce, however, can be a time when strong emotions run out of control, and approximately one fifth of people revealed that they had thrown away possessions with sentimental value out of anger.