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Study Reveals How Often Partners Lie About Finances

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Most people who live and work in the area of family law or marriage counseling come to understand the common problems between spouses and domestic partners that lead to the possibility of those couples divorcing or splitting up in one way or another.  One of, if not the most common problems that arises relates to finances.  This is particularly true with regards to finances and honesty.  A recently completed survey attempted to quantify how often people lie to each other with regards to this issue, and the results were surprising.

The National Endowment for Financial Education, or NEFE, recently performed a survey of couples who were either married or who lived together regarding their honesty with respect to financial issues that affected the marriage or the partnership.  According to the results, more than 30 percent of people who combined their finances admitted to lying to their partners about money.

Specifically, those who admitted to being dishonest with regards to this issue also stated that many of them – 58 percent to be exact – hid cash from their partners.  Another 30 percent of those who admitted to dishonesty hid bills or statements from their partners, and approximately one-third of respondents knew that their partners had been dishonest with regards to finances in one way or another.  These results generated strong reactions from many people, as the prevalence of dishonesty regarding finances appeared to be a surprise.

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The survey did not differentiate between genders, but it’s safe to say that both men and women are dishonest from time to time with regards to a couple’s finances.  When these situations arise, it will often lead to serious problems and perhaps to the end of a marriage or partnership.  People who find themselves in this position need to take every precaution to make sure that their legal rights and interests are protected.

If you are facing the end of your marriage, you need to seek the help of San Diego divorce lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of husbands and fathers for many years.  Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.