Usually when people think of domestic violence, what comes to mind is physical and emotional abuse. However, another form of domestic violence can also occur that is much less recognized. When one person in the relationship attempts to exert control over the other using economic means, it could be deemed financial abuse. Like other forms of domestic violence, financial abuse is unacceptable. If you are dealing with questionable treatment by your spouse regarding finances, you could be the victim of financial abuse.
At Alexander & Associates, our Colleyville domestic violence attorneys believe that no one should have to deal with any type of abuse from a significant other. If you are being financially abused by your partner, we may be able to help you take the necessary legal action. For a free consultation, contact our offices today at 817-756-4040.
What Is Financial Abuse?
Financial abuse can encompass many actions. In all cases, it is done with the intent to exercise control over the other person or to take advantage of them. You may be the victim of financial abuse if your spouse does any of the following:
- Steals money from you or your family members
- Ruins your credit by overusing your credit card
- Forces you to give them access to your bank information and accounts
- Conducts transactions with those accounts without your permission
- Forces you to rely on an allowance even if you do not want to
- Excludes you from knowing about household finances
- Doesn’t allow you to obtain employment
- Forces you to work in a privately owned business without appropriate pay
- Prevents you from having basic necessities, like food, clothes, and medication
When suffering from these and other forms of financial abuse, a person should consider taking legal action to put an end to the abuse.
If you or someone you love is the victim of financial abuse, don’t hesitate to contact the Colleyville domestic violence attorneys of Alexander & Associates today at 817-756-4040 to learn more about how you can protect yourself against abuse within your relationship.