He does that because he is a greedy ass*. He does that because he has greedy family goading him to do that. He does that because the assets were the reason he married the woman . In such cases of verbal and physical abuse, it is better to not get assets in your name. Leave them with parents . If a man can physically abuse ,he can do worse because her assets will kind of belong to him. The best answer is to tell him to get his assets from his parents first. If he can wait for his inheritance, he better learn to wait for her inheritance. Of course the best thing to do is to put the fear of law in him or divorce him because there is no love or care in this relationship any ways. Why suffer him for life ?