Is Your Loved One The Victim Of Financial Elder Abuse?
As your loved one grows old, they are especially vulnerable to coercion and abuse from others who are seeking to take their money and their other assets. Virtually anybody can take advantage of this vulnerability — a telemarketer, a nursing home employee or even a trusted family member assigned as their conservator.
The trial lawyers at Pedder, Hesseltine, Walker & Toth, LLP, can help you seek justice and put an end to financial elder abuse for your loved one. We are esteemed estate and elder law litigators with over 120 years of combined experience, and are committed to advocating for a fair and positive outcome for you and your family.
State Law Protects California Seniors
While laws across the country vary, California is very protective of seniors who may be the target of financial elder abuse. More specifically, it prohibits someone from defrauding your loved one in order to take or assist in taking their assets. Depending on the severity of the financial abuse, California may even award treble damages to the victim — a form of compensation meant to punish the financial abuser.
Take Swift Action To Protect Your Loved One
When your loved one is the victim of elder financial exploitation, you should take immediate steps to protect them and their assets before it is too late. Look out for strange activity from their bank accounts and other signs that someone is defrauding them of their hard-earned assets when they are at their most vulnerable state.
Our attorneys can guide you through the steps you need to take to protect your loved one from financial exploitation and seek compensation for their losses. We focus our practice on estate and elder law litigation, and have an impressive record of results for our clients. Schedule a consultation by calling our Lafayette office at 925-283-6816, or you can send us an email to get started.