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Senior citizens can be vulnerable to what is broadly known as elder abuse. Elder abuse can take many forms, including financial exploitation, inattention and neglect, physical abuse, or emotional abuse. People committing the abuse against the elder can include caregivers, family members, neighbors and acquaintances, financial managers or people holding a durable power of attorney for the elder. If you suspect that an elderly friend or family member is being subjected to neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, or financial abuse, you should seek the help of an experienced Oakland, California elder abuse attorney. Understanding your rights and what remedies are available to protect a vulnerable elder from abuse is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself or a loved one.
In the State of California, there are laws that help protect senior citizens who are 65 years of age or older from all types of fraud and abuse. Included in these laws are protections against financial elder abuse, which happens when a person has taken property from a senior citizen, without regard for the elder’s well-being. Remedies include financial recovery, recovery for pain and suffering, and attorney fee awards. It is also possible to obtain a restraining order or a stay-away order to prevent the person abusing the elder from having any further contact with the elder.
Know your rights and take a stand against financial elder abuse by contacting our Oakland, California, law firm right now at (510) 452-2133.
Some examples of elder abuse include:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Abduction or moving the elder to a different location against their will
- A caregiver forging a check or using the elder's ATM card to withdraw cash
- Influencing the elder to sign a power of attorney or will, through deception or coercion
- Stealing jewelry or other personal property
- Obtaining a deed to property through undue influence
- Scams or other fraudulent and deceptive acts
Abuses like these are often perpetrated by people who are close to the elder. California law provides protection and remedies for elders and senior citizens who are the victims of financial abuse. At Horton, West & Chambers, our experienced financial elder abuse lawyers represent clients in court to retrieve lost or stolen property, obtain compensation for damages suffered and nullify documents that were signed because of fraud.
Fight Back Against Senior Citizen Financial Abuse -- Contact our Attorneys Today
Horton, West & Chambers has built a wealth of knowledge and experience in over 60 years of practice right here in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are available to represent people fighting against elder abuse in Oakland and throughout the East Bay and Northern California, including Alameda, San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa, San Mateo, and Sonoma counties. Schedule a consultation to discuss elder abuse with an experienced attorney, by filling out our online form, or call (510) 452-2133 right now.