Financial exploitation was been called the “crime of the 21st century,” and the fact of the matter is that elders are disproportionately targeted. The best way to fight financial elder abuse is to avoid letting it happen in the first place. However, it does happen, and in California, it happens very often. If you, or a loved one, have been a victim you deserve to have an experienced attorney in your corner who will fight tooth and nail for your rights.
At the Law Offices of Nigel Burns a large area of our practice is dedicated to litigating financial elder abuse cases. Our experienced trial attorneys have a proven track record of getting our clients the results that they deserve and a reputation for fighting for our clients’ rights from the moment we take on a new client’s case all the way through the appeals process.
In California, there are numerous laws in place to protect elders’ legal rights. Further, victims of financial abuse have many remedies available to them that are not typically available in civil lawsuits. However, the law only protects those who demand justice. That is why our experienced, aggressive trial attorneys, who know how to navigate the legal system, can make all of the difference in the outcome of your financial elder abuse case.
What is Financial Elder Abuse?
In California, financial elder abuse is broadly defined. Financial abuse occurs when a person or entity takes or keeps an elder’s property for a wrongful use or with the intent to defraud, or assists someone else in doing so. An elder is defined as someone who has reached the age of 65.