Financial Exploitation of Seniors
Stay Alert and Look for Warning Signs of Financial Abuse
The best protection against financial elder abuse of your senior loved one is an active, strong support system protecting them from exploitation. Stay involved and maintain an ongoing conversation about the elder’s financial and personal affairs and needs. When you need help, reach out to counsel. The San Francisco and California elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm fight for elder abuse victims every day in California courts. Our lawyers know the pain and devastation elder abuse bring to older people in our communities and know how to pursue their rights in court. If you or someone you know is the victim of elder abuse in San Francisco or elsewhere in California, help them today by calling the California elder abuse lawyers at Evans Law Firm: 415-441-8669.
Common signs of financial exploitation include:
- Unexpected changes in bank account balances or banking practices.
- Allowing a new friend or acquaintance to make decisions on the elderly person’s behalf.
- Unauthorized or unexplained financial account withdrawals.
- Disappearance of funds or valuable possessions.
- Unanticipated transfer of assets to another person or business.
- Sudden changes to a will or other important financial documents.
Recognize the warning signs of abuse and address any suspicions immediately. Alert the police and Adult Protective Services of any suspected abuse and reach out to counsel such as the elder abuse lawyers at Evans Law Firm. Our lawyers will pursue all remedies for victims which include restitution (getting your money back), rescission (undoing wrongful and fraudulent contracts), extra damages (known as punitive damages), and award of attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in bringing wrongdoers to court by a civil complaint.
If you or a loved one been the victim of any form of elder abuse in San Francisco, or elsewhere in California, contact elder abuse attorney Ingrid Evans and the other Evans Law Firm elder abuse attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com</a>. Our attorneys have experience with all types of elder abuse, including physical and financial elder abuse, investment and securities fraud and annuity fraud. We can help 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.