Trusted persons can become trust violators at any point during a marriage. Some start lying and cheating soon after the wedding, others don’t start until decades into the marriage, and others never go down this road. However, when someone sees him/herself as having a problem that he/she can’t share, then applies a rationalization to the thought of committing a dishonest act to secretly resolve the issue, he/she is on the path to immoral or illegal behavior.
One area where this trust violation can take place is in marriage finances. There are warning signs that your spouse may have committed financial fraud in your marriage; the greater the number of red flags, the more likely that there is something fishy about the family’s finances. This week’s guest blog entry is an article recently published in Divorce magazine by my colleague and friend, forensic accounting expert Peggy Tracy, CFP, CDFA, CFE. In the article Peggy shares these red flags and warning signs, as well as gives advice on preventing financial fraud in marriage. Click here for the article: Financial Fraud and Divorce .
~Rhonda Kelloway, LCSW, SEP