Money is a powerful tool that can be used to isolate and control. Financial abuse is a form of violence that leaves no physical bruises, but the impact may have long lasting financial effects.
This presentation will outline the avenues available through the Family Law system to tackle any ongoing financial abuse that may occur after separation from a partner or spouse. It will address the different types of financial abuse that may occur during a relationship and after separation, how to protect yourself from ongoing abuse and the remedies available to overcome the impact of any financial abuse experienced.
This webinar will be valuable to all community workers and volunteers in services such as financial counselling, domestic violence, women's refuges and community legal centres Australia-wide. (Note: This webinar does not focus on elder abuse.)
Presenter: Maria Monastiriotis, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Financial Abuse Service NSW at Redfern Legal Centre