Financial Elder Abuse
Elder abuse is a real problem in Contra Costa County. Case workers at Adult Protective Services for the county report handling more than twice the national average of elder abuse cases. Elder abuse includes both physical harm and neglect and financial exploitation ranging from forged signatures to theft to coercing a senior to change a Will, property ownership or authorized names on a bank account. Most of the reported elder abuse cases in Contra Costa County are financial elder abuse cases. The Contra Costa County and California financial elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent financial elder abuse victims against caregivers, agents misusing Powers of Attorney, insurance agents, brokers, reverse mortgage lenders, financial advisors, and embezzling trustees . If you or someone you know is the victim of financial elder abuse in Contra Costa County or elsewhere in California, call Evans Law Firm today at 415-441-8669.
If you’re a senior or the loved one of a senior be cautious in all financial matters. Know that anyone could be a potential financial predator. Report financial elder abuse to Adult Protective Services and the police when you first suspect but also seek counsel to pursue all available remedies under California law including the mandatory award to you of attorneys’ fees for bringing your case.
Whenever it comes to financial matters, seek the advice of people you trust. Do not share confidences and personal matters with people you do not know. Do not relinquish authority by a Power of Attorney to anyone unless it’s someone you completely trust. Make sure checks are kept in a safe place. If in-home care is required, do a thorough background check on anyone before hiring them. Dependent seniors are often victims of financial elder abuse by caregivers. Keep an eye out for strangers who suddenly become over-involved in your or a senior’s daily life. Lastly, if you’re a senior, don’t isolate; let loved ones and longtime friends and professionals help you just as you helped them in your younger years. If you’re the loved one of a senior stay involved and maintain daily contact.
If you or a loved one been the victim of financial elder abuse in Contra Costa County or elsewhere in California, contact financial elder abuse attorney Ingrid M. Evans and the other Evans Law Firm financial elder abuse attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org</a>. Our attorneys have experience with all types of financial elder abuse, investment and securities fraud and annuity fraud. We can guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.