A Sad Tale of Financial Elder Abuse
Financial Elder Abuse
In this day in age, nobody is a stranger to financial elder abuse. Whether it has happened to you, someone you care about, or someone you distantly know, financial elder abuse happens daily, yet can look very different from case to case. Understanding the warning signs of financial elder abuse is a good first step to preventing it altogether. If you think you or someone you love has been a victim of financial elder abuse in California, call Evans Law Firm today at 415-441-8669.
One of the most common first warning signs of financial elder abuse is an elder withdrawing themselves from family members and friends. The tactic of the abuser is often to isolate the elder to make it appear as if they are the only one there for them. This creates a false sense of comfort and trust, and this can sometimes facilitate an elder to give the abuser money. Other warning signs to look out for are joint bank accounts, new individuals taking an interest in maintaining a relationship with the senior, and, more obviously, any unexplained withdrawals or charges on an account.
Financial elder abuse is not as difficult to prevent as it is to reverse after it has already happened. Financial elder abuse costs the country billions per year and it can devastate an elder and their family, too. Take the steps for prevention, and take them very seriously; financial elder abuse can happen to anybody.
If you or a loved one been the victim of financial elder abuse in San Francisco County, or in any California county, contact the Evans Law Firm financial elder abuse attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. 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.