We all have skeletons in our closets, right? Some are worse than others. Sometimes people have secrets that they plan to take to the grave. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately?), divorce can expose a person completely. The secrets that they never dreamed would be discovered are revealed to everyone.
But hey, the truth always reveals itself. Sometimes it just takes a little longer.
Divorce lawyers of Reddit dish out the deepest, darkest secrets that have been discovered when marriages came to an end. We guarantee these will surprise you, or at least make you laugh.
This Brilliant Man
In Australia a divorcing husband hid 10+ million by making an over payment to the tax office, auditors thought it was a tax payment but 6 months later it was refunded with base interest rate.
Since then auditors have caught on to this. (Syidd)
Secret to the Grave
The husband in a very high stakes divorce managed to hide two apartment complexes, an ocean-front penthouse in a very expensive city, and an offshore oil rig that were held in two offshore companies that the wife did not know about.
It only came out very recently, about two decades later when husband died and left some of that property to their two sons (who were able to see the property histories). (andyjams)
East coast Husband had a listed income of $1.5 MM.Cheated on wife 10 times.
Almost at the end of the divorce process it was learned that Husband had another family in Seattle, a different name and another $14 MM salary in tech.
His vested stock options under the 2nd identity were worth $214 MM.
How was he discovered living the double life?
Seattle wife posted a picture on Facebook and tagged him with his west coast name. East coast wife similarly posted a photograph of him- the facial recognition assigned him a possible name- his west coast name.
The two wives got in touch.
But wait, there’s more!
He has a wife and family in the Czech Republic and moved there to avoid family court- and is currently being pursued for extradition. (Cold_Zero_)