What questions should you ask if you are worried about financial infidelity?
If you’re worried your spouse is being financially unfaithful, here are 20 questions we ask a client who suspects their spouse of financial infidelity. They are all meant to uncover underlying causes or avenues for financial infidelity. You should ask yourself these questions before accusing your spouse of wrongdoing.
- Do you have separate bank accounts?
- Is your name on the family bank accounts?
- Is your name on the mortgage?
- Do you have a relationship with the family financial advisor?
- Do you know how much your spouse earns and how they get paid?
- Who gets the mail and pays the bills?
- Are there credit cards you know nothing about?
- Are your family bank and investment account balances lower than you would expect?
- Are there unopened boxes or clothing hanging in the closet with tags still on it?
- Is money an emotional conversation in your marriage?
- Does your spouse gamble?
- Does your spouse day trade a stock portfolio?
- Are there abnormally large expenditures charged to debit cards at department or grocery stores?
- Do you suspect your spouse of having an emotional or physical affair?
- Are you on an allowance?
- Does your spouse do business with family members?
- Do you suspect your spouse of misusing prescription or other drugs?
- Have you ever wondered where your spouse got the money to buy a big ticket item?
- Does your spouse own their own business?
- Is it possible your spouse has been planning for divorce for a long time?
Call Wellspring Divorce Advisors for professional financial help if these questions heighten your sense of concern. Click here for an overview of financial infidelity in a previous post.