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Financial Elder Abuse Lawyer Interviews
November 23, 2013. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Outrage Over Financial Exploitation of Elderly Drives California Lawyer ]
Beverly Hills, CA After 45 years practicing law, Phil Brown could go golfing and forget about coming to the office every day. Instead, he says he can’t wait to get to work every morning. His focus for almost a decade now has been financial elder abuse.
January 13, 2009. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Understanding Financial Elder Abuse ]
Beverly Hills, CA If you think you or a family member has been the victim of financial elder abuse, you might be right. Financial abuse of seniors is far more widespread than many people realize, affecting many seniors and their families. However, before you accuse someone of violating financial elder abuse laws, there are a few things you should know.
January 12, 2009. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Attorney Ingrid Evans Stands Up for Seniors ]
San Francisco, CA: Attorney Ingrid Evans has spent countless hours working on behalf of senior citizens who have been the victims of financial abuse. An attorney with Waters and Kraus in San Francisco, Evans recently won a tidy sum for members of a class action suit against American International Group (AIG) after an elderly widow came to her office with a complaint about penalties attached to a deferred annuity.
November 28, 2008. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Recovering Money Lost to Financial Elder Abuse ]
Beverly Hills, CA If you suspect you or someone you love has been a victim of financial elder abuse it may be a good idea to contact a lawyer to determine what can be done; usually the sooner you contact a lawyer the better. That's because in some cases of financial elder abuse, the abuser takes the victim's money and spends it, leaving nothing for recovery, so acting promptly might catch some of the money before it is gone.
November 3, 2008. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Lawyer: It's Worthwhile to File Financial Elder Abuse Lawsuits ]
Beverly Hills, CA So, you think your mother (or father or grandparent or another elderly relative) is the victim of financial elder abuse. You have learned that this relative has turned over large chunks of cash and/or property to a trusted caregiver. You know that there are financial elder abuse laws designed to protect your loved one, but you have no evidence that your relative was in any way tricked into giving away that money or property. So, you decide to just let it be.
October 1, 2008. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Interview with Financial Elder Abuse Attorney Philip Brown ]
Beverly Hills, CA Perhaps the only generalization that can be made about financial elder abuse is that, due to a massive range of circumstances, no single event or condition applies to all cases. The victims, the perpetrators and the facts surrounding each case vary considerably. Commonly, someone has taken unfair advantage of a senior to gain access to money or property he or she would not have had access to without manipulating the senior. In California, this is a violation of financial elder abuse law.