Is Your Loved One A Victim Of Financial Abuse?
Elderly individuals are often vulnerable to mistreatment, specifically financial abuse. The exploitation and financial harm of an elderly person is reprehensible, and if you think your loved one is a victim, you have the right to speak up and take action on his or her behalf.
People guilty of financial abuse of the elderly can be caregivers, nursing home staff, financial advisers, asset managers and even other family members. If you suspect this happened or is happening to someone you love, the experienced Ohio legal team at Kathryn T. Joseph & Associates, Inc., can provide assistance and guidance. Our attorneys will advocate on behalf of your loved one, as well as put certain estate planning protections in place to ensure this does not happen again.
A Growing Concern For An Aging Population
Baby boomers are rapidly aging, which means that a significant portion of the population is facing a new set of challenges and concerns. In addition to the physical needs that an elderly person may have, he or she may need help with money and asset management. This makes older individuals particularly susceptible for financial exploitation.
We understand that you may feel helpless and outraged on behalf of your loved one. Some things you can do to fight back include the following:
- Alerting the authorities and reporting the guilty parties
- Calling Adult Protective Services to investigate the alleged exploitation or abuse
- Taking appropriate legal action
If your loved one is no longer able to live alone and manage finances independently, we can help you navigate matters such as guardianship, planning for long-term care, updating estate plans as necessary and applying for benefits for nursing home care.
We Will Fight For The Benefit Of Your Family
We have a client-first approach to every case, and we pride ourselves on our ability to provide valuable, effective and honest input to some of your most pressing estate planning and elder care concerns. Our lawyers and our staff genuinely care about the well-being of our Cleveland-area clients, and we strive to find positive solutions so your family can face the future with security and confidence.
If your loved one is a victim of financial exploitation or abuse or you would like to ensure his or her protection through careful planning, our trusted legal team is ready to help you. Call our Cleveland firm at 216-245-0504 or contact us here to make an appointment.