As an artist, one of the things you need is your artwork. That work has the potential to sustain you and bring in an income. It's your creative outlet, and it has meaning to you. Even though it may not seem to be valuable monetarily in some cases, art is an asset and may be part of the property division process if you go through a divorce.
Divorces are hard on everyone involved, but children often suffer the most. Some believe the divorce is their fault, while others become aggressive or uncooperative when faced with changes they don't want to deal with.
When people think about divorce, they often think about who gets the home and child custody if there are minor children. Many people completely forget about one of the most important assets: retirement accounts.