What is financial abuse in family proceedings?

Financial abuse is a hidden yet destructive form of control where one partner financially manipulates the other to exert power and control over them. This may have been exercised during the relationship, but it may also become prevalent during the divorce proceedings. Whenever it arises, it can have long-lasting and devastating effects on individuals and families. But what exactly is financial abuse? How do you recognise the signs, and what can you do about it? This article aims to provide an answer to all these questions and more.