What Is Elder Financial Exploitation in California?

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If you suspect that you or a loved one is encountering elder financial exploitation in California, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced California elder abuse lawyer today. Our legal team is committed to ensuring that you and your loved one’s financial futures are protected. All you have to do is give us a call today to get started. We are on your side. Here are some questions you may have:

How does elder financial exploitation occur in California?

Elder financial exploitation will typically happen when one person is placed in a position of trust, such as a caregiver or an assisted living staff member, and that individual abuses their position of power to benefit financially at the cost of the elderly person they are speculated to be helping. As a result of this, you should recognize that at times, elder financial abuse can happen between family members, for example when someone in control of using an incapacitated relative’s funds robs those funds for their own benefit.

What are the most common signs of elder financial exploitation?

Financial exploitation is more difficult to catch than other signs of elder abuse, however, if you are alert, you can be more aware and attempt to put a stop to the behavior. Some of the most obvious signs of elder financial exploitation include the following:

  • Learning that your loved one’s possessions have gone missing
  • Uncovering unpaid bills or forged checks
  • Caregivers asking you or your loved one pressing questions about their finances
  • Strange, out-of-character purchases on your loved one’s credit card
  • Discovering contracts or agreements signed in your loved one’s name when your loved one does not have the mental capacity to agree to these things by themselves

What is the deadline for elder abuse claims in California?

You will want to recognize that if an individual believes that an act of elder abuse happening, it is vital that they take immediate measures to document and report the incident(s). It is also critical that you hire the services of a skilled California elder abuse lawyer who has significant experience managing cases of financial abuse. If you are in this difficult situation, Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP is on your side. Our legal team has the knowledge and understanding required to ensure that your loved one is protected. We are on your side and will work tirelessly to ensure that you and your loved one obtain the justice you deserve. We are just one call away.

Contact our experienced California firm

Here at Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP, we have significant experience representing clients through a wide array of elder abuse matters, and we are prepared to assist you as well. Contact us today.