San Jose Elder Abuse Attorneys Protect the Elderly From Financial Abuse
More Than 100 Years of Combined Experience Serving the Bay Area
Seniors in Northern California nursing homes all too often are easy prey for people who siphon off the elders’ life savings. Some victims are unaware of the exploitation. Others are too embarrassed to speak up. If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of financial abuse, contact our financial elder abuse attorneys. Needham Kepner & Fish LLP helps clients throughout the Bay Area.
Our Santa Clara County elder abuse lawyers will help to recover the money your loved one has lost. We will also help recover additional damages and attorney’s fees. We fight for victims of physical and financial abuse of the elderly throughout the Bay Area.
Elder Abuse Laws in California Designed to Safeguard Finances
California’s Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act aims to protect elders from financial abuse. Financial abuse occurs when an elder’s money or property is taken by means of fraud or undue influence. This includes transfers through a will, gift, donation or any type of agreement.
Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation by Friends, Family and Businesses
Elder financial abuse generally occurs after a person or business earns a senior’s trust. Then, they take advantage of the relationship. This can occur through misappropriating funds or property through false representations or other deceptive tactics. The result is that the scam artist ends up with control over the elder’s money or property.
Unfortunately, many scams that target seniors are committed by someone the elder knows. Perpetrators can include an elder’s friend, relative, business partner or other close acquaintance. This can make the abuse difficult to prove. Our elder abuse attorneys help clients uncover and prove the fraudulent activity.
Dishonest Insurance and Financial Advisers Target the Elderly
A common type of financial abuse occurs when an insurance broker or financial adviser sells a senior an insurance policy or investment that benefits the seller, not the senior. One example is annuities that provide a return only after as long as 20 years. The dishonest sellers of these annuities convince their victims that the investment will protect the senior’s assets or will somehow help them qualify for government benefits.
Financial Elder Abuse Attorneys Serving the San Jose, Sacramento and San Francisco Areas
If you suspect that a loved one is the victim of financial abuse, you should immediately contact an experienced attorney. Our lawyers are available for weekend and evening meetings. To schedule a free initial consultation, call (408) 956-6949 or contact us online.