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In the realm of family law, divorce cases bring to light a myriad of complex issues, and one that is increasingly common yet frequently overlooked is financial infidelity. When you believe that your marriage is built on trust and mutual respect, the discovery of financial deceit can be especially devastating. Here, we will explore what financial infidelity entails as well as its implications for Texas divorces.

Understanding Financial Infidelity

Financial infidelity occurs when one spouse hides assets, incurs secret debts, or engages in deceitful financial behavior without the knowledge or consent of the other spouse. This can take various forms, such as undisclosed bank accounts, hidden income, undisclosed investments, or extravagant spending habits. While financial infidelity may not be as readily apparent as other forms of marital misconduct, its consequences can be just as damaging to the trust and stability of a marriage.

Implications in Texas Divorces

In Texas, community property laws govern the division of marital assets during divorce proceedings. Both spouses are entitled to an equitable share of the marital estate, which includes all assets and debts acquired during the marriage. However, when one spouse engages in financial infidelity by concealing assets or dissipating marital funds, it can complicate the equitable distribution process and undermine the fairness of the divorce settlement.

Strategies for Addressing Financial Infidelity

If you suspect that your spouse has been engaging in financial infidelity, it’s essential to take proactive steps to protect your rights and interests during the divorce process. Our experienced family law attorneys can help you uncover hidden assets, track down undisclosed income, and ensure that you receive a fair share of the marital estate. We have the knowledge and resources to conduct thorough investigations, subpoena financial records, and enlist the assistance of forensic accountants if necessary to uncover evidence of financial misconduct. There are a number of strategies for uncovering financial infidelity and we are well versed in them. Through discovery and gaining access to financial records, we will be able to review all relevant financial documents including bank account statements, payroll records, business records, and other documents that may reveal undisclosed assets or income. We also work with forensic accountants so that they can zero in on financial records to trace transactions and identify hidden assets. They can also provide expert testimony in court if necessary. 

Contact a Texas Family Law Attorney For Help With Your Case Today

Financial infidelity can pose significant challenges in Texas divorces, but you don’t have to navigate this difficult situation alone. With the support and guidance of our experienced family law firm, you can effectively address issues of financial misconduct and work towards a fair and equitable resolution. If you are facing divorce and suspect that your spouse has been engaging in financial infidelity, do not hesitate to reach out to our office for expert legal assistance. We’re here to help you move forward with confidence and peace of mind.