Greetings. I guess this kind of goes without saying, but the best place for your money (cash) is in a federally insured savings account, savings bonds, or money market account. Not to mention that all of these are traceable. No, the pictures will not work. She can just say that the money was spent by you, etc. How will the court know who took it? You could both lie.
No, she cannot say that you stole the money from her. It may be a crazy world, but it sounds like you live in a strange household…where you are keeping money in a safe instead of in a bank. If I were you, I would take the safe, employe a safe cracker, and put the money in an account at a bank. At least you could give her half if you divorce. Good luck with this (and please let us know the rationale behind the money in the safe instead of in the bank).
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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