Financial Abuse

Financial Abuse

An abuser may control you by controlling your finances.  This could include

  • Withholding money or finances.​
  • Stealing money from you.​
  • Gambling money that’s needed for essentials.​
  • Using money for alcohol or drugs.​
  • Controlling what you spend your money on.​
  • Withholding basic needs.​
  • Not paying bills.​
  • Stealing your identity.​
  • Stopping you from working, studying.​
  • Financial abuse can continue after the relationship is over by refusing to pay maintenance, taking you through family court unnecessarily ​
  • Many victims cannot afford to leave their abuser and finances are sometimes one of the reasons they stay.  ​