Financial Elder Abuse Claims
Walnut Creek Elder Abuse Lawyers Serving the Bay Area
Financial abuse can rob an elderly person of the assets they accumulated over a lifetime to ensure they and their loved ones are taken care of. Many elderly people are isolated, with family and friends far away. This makes them vulnerable to financial abuses such as fraudulent schemes, inappropriate trust accounts, and outright theft.
At Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, we have been helping people seek compensation for their injuries and losses since 1979. Our Walnut Creek elder abuse attorneys have obtained many substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients, including those who have suffered financial elder abuse.
What Is Considered Elder Abuse?
Financial elder abuse can take many forms depending on the individual and their unique financial situation.
Some signs that financial abuse may be occurring include:
- Inappropriate trust documents that may result in a person becoming ineligible for Medi-Cal coverage
- Loss of valuable personal belongings in a nursing home or assisted living facility
- Emptying of bank accounts
- Forging the elderly person's signature on checks
- Changing title on real estate, bank accounts, cars and other property
- Changing the will to benefit a caregiver
Investigating Your Financial Abuse Case
Financial abuse and other forms of elder abuse may be undertaken by people such as in-home caregivers, nursing home personnel, attorneys, accountants, family members, and physicians. People in a fiduciary relationship with the elderly person, such as trustee or the holder of a power of attorney, may be defrauding the person whose resources they control.
Contact our Contra Costa County law firm at (925) 275-5592 if you are ready to discuss your case.
Our law firm has the experience and extensive resources needed to determine whether financial abuse is taking place. Working with forensic accountants, investigators, and experts, we develop an effective claim against the individual or institution responsible for the financial abuse. Our goal is to recover the elderly person's property and assets so they can live comfortably again—and their loved ones can have peace of mind.
Call Our Elder Financial Abuse Lawyers in Contra Costa County
If you believe that you or an elderly loved one is suffering financial abuse, contact a knowledgeable Walnut Creek elder abuse attorney to learn what can be done. At Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, we build strong cases that help the elderly and their families recover assets lost through financial abuse.