Edler Financial Abuse
Elder Financial Abuse is sometimes called "The Crime of the 21st Century.”
It is the fastest-growing form of elder abuse. Financial abuse occurs
when a person or entity takes or keeps an elder's property for wrongful
use or with the intent to defraud. In California, and many other states,
an “Elder” is defined as a person who has reached 65 years of age.
This type of financial abuse is most often perpetrated by self-interested
family members, caregivers, financial advisors, insurance salespeople,
con artists and other unscrupulous sales persons. Financial abuse includes
acts such as real estate fraud, insurance fraud, investment fraud, contractor
fraud, and predatory lending, among others.
Abusers take advantage of the vulnerabilities associated with trust, infirmity,
and cognitive impairments associated with old age.
If you or someone you know has been taken advantage of in this way, we can help.
All of the Elder Financial Abuse cases we take are on contingency, so there
is no out of pocket expense for attorneys fees.
We also offer free phone, or in-office consultations.
Please call or email us if you have any questions.