Money is an issue in almost any divorce -- but when a wealthy couple gets divorced, money issues take on an extra layer of complexity, say divorce planning specialists.

"High-net-worth clients will likely have more complicated assets, such as venture capital funds, hedge funds or partnership interest if they own business," says Justin Reckers, a divorce specialist and the director of financial planning at Pacific Wealth Management in San Diego. And a lot of those assets don't split nicely down the middle, he adds -- especially when they are illiquid.

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