California financial elder abuse attorneys urge senior citizens and their loved ones to be alert for signs of financial elder abuse.
Financial elder abuse occurs when a senior is financially exploited, often without the victim’s knowledge. Oftentimes the exploiter may be a family member or someone else close to the victim, and may even be the person trusted with financial power of attorney. California financial elder abuse attorneys say financial elder abuse is an under-reported crime.
Financial elder abuse can include wrongful use of power of attorney, ill-advised purchases, investments, or transfers, forging of a senior’s signature, revising a senior’s will, diverting money, promising lifelong care in exchange for property given to the caregiver, and unauthorized use of credit cards, ATM cards, or checkbooks.
California financial elder abuse attorneys want to make seniors and their loved ones aware of the signs of financial elder abuse. These signs may include disappearing valuables or assets, unkempt appearance, suspicious activities or people at a senior’s home, substandard care despite adequate finances, and unusual bank activity (large withdrawals, explained transfers or changes in bank accounts).
Evans Law Firm, Inc. has offices throughout California and handles all types of elder abuse claims, including financial elder abuse. If you or a loved one are a victim of financial elder abuse, please contact the Evans Law Firm, Inc. at 415-441-8669 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.