7.2 Benefits and Finances

 

Issues around money and finances, including being able to access benefits, can be the most immediate concerns for many leaving or contemplating leaving a violent relationship. In addition to claiming benefits, this may include dealing with financial arrangements between the parties, such as investments and other incomes. When the parties are, or have been married, or are civil partners, the Court has the jurisdiction to deal with financial disputes if an agreement has not been reached.