Financial Abuse – Information Booklet compiled by WIRE

February 23, 2017

Financial abuse is when your partner uses money, and other things that
you might both own, to control you. Your partner’s behaviour may include:

• Controlling your access to finances such as cash, bank accounts and benefits or pensions
• Refusing to contribute financially to you or the family
• Doing things that cost you or the family money; taking out loans and running up debts in your name
• Stopping you from working or studying.

The law in Victoria now states that financial abuse, which includes such social and financially controlling behaviour, is a form of family violence.

To download the ‘Money Problems with your Partner? Dealing with Financial Abuse’ information booklet, CLICK HERE