Money is one of the biggest things couples in Alabama and elsewhere fight about. When money is tight or spouses cannot agree on how it should be spent, it can cause a lot of stress in a marriage. It is believed that couples who constantly fight over finances are more likely to divorce.
Most people marry for love, not money, but more people are refusing to date, let alone marry, someone with bad credit. The desire for financial stability in a marriage is understandable. If one's partner does not share the same financial goals from the beginning, it can lead to significant issues later.
One common monetary issue seen in marriages is financial infidelity. This is where one or both spouses are hiding money from one another. An estimated 29 million Americans have credit card, savings and checking accounts that their spouses or partners know nothing about. Those who suspect financial infidelity is a problem in their marriage can look out for the following warning signs:
- Missing cash
- New possessions bought with mysterious funds
- New account statements showing up
- Overly generous behavior
- Overall change in habits
Money issues are not usually just about money. When a spouse is untruthful about finances, there are often other things he or she is not being honest about. The inability to trust one's partner is certainly reason to question if one should pursue a divorce. Alabama residents who are considering ending their marriages, for whatever the reason, can turn to legal counsel for guidance on the matter.