Financial Elder Abuse Can Strike Any Senior
Dementia Sufferers At High Risk
Abuser Targets Dementia Patient’s Real Estate
Caregivers, spouses, boyfriends or girlfriends, insurance agents, financial advisors, trustees, conservators, and persons acting pursuant to Powers of Attorney can all be financial predators. Complete strangers can be abusers too. In a recently reported case (not a case handled by our firm), a man read about a senior’s abandoned properties in a local newspaper, and then allegedly tracked the 82-year-old senior down to a hospital where he was a dementia patient. After repeated visits, the man got the senior to add his name to the property deeds, according to police reports. The real estate is purportedly worth over $5.6 million. The California and Marin financial elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent seniors who suffer any form of financial elder abuse in California from strangers. Caregivers, insurance agents, boyfriends or girlfriends, trustees or others. If you or a senior loved one has been the victim of financial elder abuse in California, call our litigators today at (415)441-8669.
According to the authorities, the hospital kicked the defendant out on several occasions when he attempted to visit the ailing senior, but he just kept coming back. Finally, he got the 82-year-old man to add his name to the property deeds. According to police, he even brought a notary with him. Police say the defendant immediately recorded the deeds, but a city employee was suspicious of the deeds and contacted authorities. Ultimately, the deeds were set aside and the property returned into the victim’s name alone. He is under a conservatorship now.
The allegations in the case illustrate how persistent a financial abuser can be in trying to get a senior’s property. If you suspect a senior loved one is being financially abused, contact the authorities but also reach out to elder abuse counsel, like the lawyers at Evans Law Firm. Our litigators will pursue all remedies available to injured seniors under California law which include rescission (undoing an unsuitable contract), restitution (getting your money back), damages and extra or punitive damages, and awards of attorneys’ fees and costs for bringing your action. Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code § 15657.5.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of financial elder abuse by a caregiver, insurance agent, stock broker, investment advisor, financial planner, promoter or other person here in Marin County or elsewhere in California contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other California financial elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com</a>. Our attorneys also have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through filing a complaint, investigation and discovery through trial or an equitable settlement. We also handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.