There are Better Ways to Protect Your Assets…
In the world of you just can’t make this stuff up, a woman recently swallowed over $7,000 in cash to keep it from her husband. Apparently she had been saving for a vacation to Panama and was concerned that her husband would take it during a recent dispute.
There are several ways this woman could have protected those assets rather than swallowing them. The most obvious answer would be a bank account in her name only. While the couple is married and the money, if earned during the marriage, would be considered marital property in Pennsylvania in the event of a divorce, it would have been protected from him squandering it or taking it from her. If she was so concerned about him taking her money, a prenuptial agreement prior to marriage could have protected the entire sum and then some. If this distrust of her husband is a new development, she may want to speak with an attorney about her rights and how to protect this money.
Swallowing any sum of money is not a good idea. It does make others question one’s capacity. Perhaps a guardian may need to be appointed to protect her assets. According to doctors, $5,700 was recovered from the woman during emergency surgery. Which begs the question- what happened to the rest of the money?