Divorce is tough enough as it is. Add tax issues to that and you have the makings of a real disaster.
First the good news- you CAN split up your assets, you CAN get half of your spouse's retirement, and you CAN keep living in a shared home while children are still living there.
Unfortunately, divorce commplicates shared stocks and assets, and you may face some additional charges for splitting up real estate.
Eva Rosenberg has more details on tax problems you may encounter when splitting up.