What 2 dreadful words!!
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 to you and the family
– doing things that cost you or the family, money, taking out loans, and running up debts in your name.
The law in Victoria now states that financial abuse which includes such social and financially controlling behaviour is a form of family violence.
Sometimes the debts you are left with due to financial debt, are referred to as “relationship debt” –this is serious — it happens when you have to pay your partners or ex-partners debts.
The reality is — that you can be held responsible for these debts.
At “Make A Difference” our financial counsellor Kate Smith may be able to help. To make a free appointment phone 03 9551 1799 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
At Make A Difference Dingley Village we are committed to making a difference — for you.