It might seem cliché, but marital problems and financial problems often seem to go together. Whether these are symptoms of lack of financial discipline or the work of infidelity is open to discussion. Nevertheless, if one discovers financial infidelity, it could mean that many other deceptions are being perpetuated.
Regardless of how you feel about financial infidelity, it is important to know that it can take many forms. Because of this, we hope this post will help in highlighting the signs.
Sudden financial problems – Indeed, financial calamities can occur, even with the most prudent spenders. However, if you find that your spouse complains all of a sudden about not having money, especially when they have a new job, financial infidelity could be at work.
Missing bank or credit card statements – With more banks and credit card companies moving statements online, it is easier for statements to come up missing by being deleted. When this happens, there may be financial infidelity to blame
Financial misdirection – Similarly, when credit card or bank account statements are sent to a private email or another place other than a spouse’s home, this could also be a sign of financial infidelity.
Secret payments to family – A spouse who conceals payments to their family members may also be motivated to have other deceitful money maneuvers.
Hiding money and assets can not only lead to problems in a marriage, it can also lead to serious consequences within a divorce. If you have reason to believe that your soon-to-be ex-spouse is hiding money or assets, an experienced family law attorney can help.