Rebecca Neale, a Bedford-based family law attorney, has recognized through her practice both the subtle and overt use of financial abuse that intrudes on the well-being of spouses and dependents. At our Jan. 16  Rotary meeting, Neale emphasized that one of the significant barriers to people being able to safely leave an abusive relationship is their financial concerns. It can be challenging for friends to support someone trapped in an abusive relationship. For someone to talk to, she suggested calling DVSN, Inc. at 888-399-6111. She emphasized that if someone is in danger, one should contact his/her local law enforcement. A reliable source of information about domestic violence, financial abuse, and more, is Thank you Rebecca!