As an individual gets older, they can fall victim to all sorts of things including illness, injury and even financial struggle. Some of these threats are common in the course of aging. Others are inflicted upon them by greedy and uncaring people looking to take advantage of our seniors during their most vulnerable time. Yes, financial abuse is real, and it happens more than you think.
Whether out in the open or in secret, financial abusers take advantage of our loved ones’ aging bodies and weakened minds. Conning, manipulating or simply stealing from them, leaving a riptide of debt and uncertainty in their wake. Many times it isn’t until the damage is done that individuals and their families notice something is wrong. Money has gone missing; assets have been transferred or beneficiaries have been changed. The ways in which a financial abuser can take advantage of seniors are common and many.
It is not always a stranger or new acquaintance that preys on the elderly. We’ve seen everything from trusted confidants to family members exploit loved ones and leave them with nothing. As advocates for the elderly we are here to tell you there are ways you can protect yourself and the ones you love from financial abusers. Whether looking for protection in the future or to stop financial abuse happening right now, our skilled attorneys have the experience to recognize this exploitation and the resources to stop it.
Financial abuse is a real issue for seniors. It has the power to impact their lives and the lives of their family. The elderly with diminished capacity or severe physical limitations may be at a higher risk of this exploitation. With our help, you and your loved ones can protect their assets and enjoy their golden years.