Financial Elder Abuse Attorneys
It happens more often than you think, and is devastating for our senior and dependent adult community. Financial elder abuse is a growing problem throughout California. Many innocent victims lose their life savings to caregivers, family members or strangers. The financial elder abuse attorneys at Lester & Cantrell, LLP, have experience in all matters of trust and estate litigation.
Examples of financial elder abuse range from forgery on checks/legal documents to adding strangers to their will/trust in exchange for companionship. Sometimes the theft comes from their own family members. The elderly are left with little money to provide for their basic needs.
Elder Abuse Remedies
California’s Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA), passed in 1991, has specific remedies relating to elders and dependent adults who are financially (or physically) abused.
• Financial elder abusers can automatically be disinherited for the amount/value of property wrongfully taken.
• Victim’s judgment can be double the value wrongfully taken
• Victims of financial elder abuse may recover post-mortem damages for pain and suffering
• Victims may recover attorney fees, court costs, and punitive damages when the atrociousness of the financial rip-off or physical abuse or neglect can be proven.
If someone you love is a victim of any items mentioned above, contact the experienced financial elder abuse attorneys at Lester & Cantrell, LLP. We will fight for the rights of elder abuse victims with compassion and integrity. Call (951) 300-2690 for a consultation.
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Arrange a Consultation
To arrange a confidential consultation with a skilled financial elder abuse attorney in Riverside, call 951-300-2690 or contact us online. We also meet clients by appointment in Newport Beach.