Marriage is founded upon trust and this trust extends to various aspects of life. A breach of this trust can lead to irreconcilable differences between couples.
One area that can result in a lot of tension is money. How can you tell if your spouse has been dishonest about money?
The discovery of cash reserves
The world is increasingly moving toward becoming a cashless society. It’s quite rare for anyone to hold large sums of cash, and this is also risky. You lost an earring and turned the house upside down trying to find it. You didn’t find the jewelry, but you did stumble upon a stash of cash. Where did it come from? What is it for and why didn’t your spouse tell you about it?
You’ve been locked out of accounts
You and your spouse opened a savings account together and had joint access. Neither of you is supposed to use it but you check on the balance every now and then. On your most recent attempt, you were unable to gain access. The password is “incorrect”, but you’ve had the same password for years. The only person who could have changed it is your spouse. Why have they suddenly decided to lock you out?
A marriage is about looking out for one another but this needs to be mutual. If you suspect financial infidelity then it’s important to protect yourself. Seeking legal guidance will give you a better idea of your options.