If your ex or partner is controlling or interfering with your money, property or access to everyday items, such as food, clothes and toiletries, you may be experiencing financial or economic abuse.
Taking away your financial or economic independence may be part of pattern of behaviours called coercive control, which is a crime. If you think you're experiencing it, you can report it to the police or get a court order to protect yourself.
For general information on dividing your money and property when you separate, please see Separation and divorce.
Here are some straightforward practical steps to get financial independence from your ex.