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Possible signs of financial infidelity

On Behalf of | Jan 25, 2024 | Family Law

Financial conflict continues to be a leading cause of strain in many marriages and while some of these issues may only prompt temporary disputes, others could take a toll on the health of the relationship. Financial infidelity is a type of issue that could create a breakdown of trust and leave individuals in Maryland wondering if divorce might be the best path. Knowing some of the signs of financial infidelity could help individuals prepare to take the appropriate steps to protect their well-being and interests. 

The signs 

Studies indicate that there may be various signs that might indicate the presence of financial infidelity. For instance, those who engage in such behaviors may be prone to exhibiting secretive behaviors or may seek to gain complete control over marital finances. They may also grow agitated when questioned or confronted about financial choices or seek to shut the other person out of financial decisions. 

Financial infidelity could also take on the form of dishonest behaviors, such as attempts to conceal assets or hide important financial documents. Those who exhibit such behavior could also be unwilling to discuss financial topics or to address changes to spending and saving habits. They may also seem reluctant to budget or to work together to create a healthy financial future for the relationship. 

Encountering financial infidelity 

Financial infidelity is a type of issue that could diminish trust in a relationship and those who face such issues might wonder if divorce might be the best path to protecting their future interests. When facing similar challenges in life, a person in Maryland might consider speaking with a family law attorney for advice in evaluating his or her situation and available options. An attorney can help a client understand every factor to consider and assist in preparing a strategy with which to safeguard his or her future during subsequent legal proceedings.