You and your spouse may have had to compromise on how to save and spend money during your marriage. However, some spouses consider divorce a free-for-all where they can spend money as they like. As you can imagine, this isn’t the case.
If a spouse begins to spend money on lavish trips or other expenses that are solely to his or her benefit, the courts will likely consider it dissipation. If they do, that spouse will almost always have to pay some or all of the money back to be divided as property in the divorce.