Attorneys Seeking Justice For Victims Of Financial Elder Abuse
Americans are living longer than in the past, which means the U.S. population is rapidly aging. It is estimated by the year 2030, approximately 21% of Americans will be 65 or older. There are many challenges that come with an aging population, including one that many people don’t think much about: financial elder abuse.
If you have an older person in your life who has been financially abused or exploited by a family member, caregiver or someone else with access and influence, our attorneys at Frisella Neilson, APC, are ready to help you seek justice and compensation on their behalf. They have decades of combined experience in estate law and litigation, and have become trusted advocates for seniors throughout California.
Financial Elder Abuse Takes Many Forms
We have all heard horror stories of seniors losing money to telemarketing scammers and internet fraudsters. The criminals behind these scams can be hard to catch, as many operate outside the United States. But the sad truth is that seniors are often financially abused and exploited by others close to them – people they thought they could trust.
Common examples of financial elder abuse include:
- An adult family member forging checks or making unauthorized bank transfers to themselves from the senior’s account
- A caregiver or nursing home staffer tricking an adult with Alzheimer’s into giving them money
- A family member exerting undue influence to change the senior’s will and give them a larger inheritance
- A trustee breaching their fiduciary duty and embezzling trust assets
- Someone using their position as conservator or power of attorney to misappropriate the senior’s assets
Most acts of financial elder abuse are crimes which can and should be prosecuted. Unfortunately, prosecution alone will do little to compensate the victim. That’s where we come in. Our attorneys utilize decades of litigation experience to hold the at-fault party or parties responsible in civil court, pursuing maximum restitution and compensation on behalf of the senior who was wronged.
Tell Us Your Story And Learn How We Can Help
Frisella Neilson, APC, is based in San Diego and we serve clients throughout California. If you or someone you love has been the victim of financial elder abuse, our litigation attorneys are ready to help you fight for justice. To discuss your case and learn more about your legal options, contact us online or call 866-334-2614.