The Dangers of Financial Abuse

Financial abuse is one of the most common, yet forgotten, forms of abuse. It is particularly insidious because it leaves you dependent and vulnerable. Without agency over your finances, you are trapped in an abusive relationship and your ability to stay safe after leaving your abusive partner is essentially gone.

Research has shown that financial abuse occurs in 99% of domestic violence cases. One of the reasons people stay in that relationship is because they’re not able to provide financially for themselves or their children.

There are ways you may be able to prepare and protect your finances when leaving an abusive relationship:

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