Elder Financial Abuse
Was Your Loved One The Victim Of Abuse?
The United States Department of Justice reported that financial exploitation of the elderly is among the most commonly reported types of elder abuse, and an estimate from the National Center on Elder Abuse showed that fraud costs senior citizens as much as $2.9 billion every single year. While these people are protected by the Elder Justice Act, signed into law by President Obama in 2010, that doesn’t prevent people, whether they are a caregiver, scammer hunting for a mark, a member of the victim’s own family, etc. from targeting elderly citizens in an attempt to steal their money.
Call us at (813) 375-0109 to discuss your situation with one of our lawyers today.
At Givens Givens Sparks, our Tampa elder abuse lawyers understand just how difficult this situation can be to your elderly loved one and your entire family. Since we first opened our doors, we have worked with thousands of families to help secure them the legal outcome they require in their time of need, and are committed to working each client with the dedicated legal representation that has earned us national recognition. Contact us today to discuss your situation and learn what we can do for you.
Warning Signs To Watch Out For
Financial abuse can take on many forms, and may be difficult to track without a dedicated effort. Some of the signs that could indicate a risk for elder financial abuse include:
- Attempts to convince or coerce the victim to alter their estate planning documents, including trusts, wills and powers of attorney
- Disputes over future inheritance
- A history of financial problems, gambling or substance abuse
- New “best friends”
- Financial transactions that the elder is not able to fully explain
- Unusual activity in the elder’s bank account
- Increased interest from friends, family, etc. in the elder’s assets like property and finances
- Diminished mental capacity or health of the elder
Hire Legal Representation You Can Trust
Victims of financial abuse can find themselves in a dangerous position, unable to fight back against their abusers without securing outside assistance. With more than 135 years of collective experience, our Tampa elder abuse attorneys at Givens Givens Sparks have the knowledge you need to fight for and secure the legal outcome you deserve. Give us a call at (813) 375-0109 to discuss your situation with a member of our firm, or start out by requesting a case consultation through our online form today.