What is Financial Abuse?
Financial abuse is a serious and widespread form of domestic and family violence where the abuser uses money to gain control and power.
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What are some signs of Financial Abuse?
Someone else deciding how the household income is spent.
Being forced to take out debt in your name.
Your partner monitoring your spending and/or asking for receipts.
Your partner neglecting to pay child support or child care.
Being denied access to your bank account.
Working for a family business and not receiving payment.
Your partner making it difficult for you to get a job or earn money.
Using your money to pay for all household expenses and not receiving discretionary income for yourself.
Your partner gambling away your shared money.