Most of us have done things in our past that we may not be proud of, or may even be illegal. Some of us may have had jobs that other people frown upon. If there is a way your spouse might embarrass you by bringing up your previous life as a stripper, or by mentioning your illegal drug use, you want to be sure that your attorney knows everything.
Divorce attorneys are used to handling such information, and there are ways to address these issues in a way that is less damaging to your case. In some circumstances, it may be best for you to disclose this information first. The worst mistake you can make is to have your divorce attorney unprepared when you are outed in the middle of trial.