Financial abuse involves stealing from a victim, pressuring them to change their will to the abuser’s benefit, or otherwise taking advantage of a victim financially. Unfortunately, financial abuse is something that often affects the elderly and those who live in assisted living facilities. These victims are often unable to speak up for themselves and fear retribution from their abusers if they refuse to hand over assets and cash.
If you suspect that a loved one is the victim of financial abuse in Hollywood or if you yourself have been the victim of financial abuse, contact Flaxman Law Group at any time to arrange for a free, no obligation case review. Flaxman Law Group works with private investigators, financial accountants, financial forensic experts, and others who can help build a strong case on your behalf and can pursue justice in your case.How Can You Tell That Financial Abuse Is Taking Place?
In many cases, financial abuse is not as evident as physical assault and battery, as it leaves no bruises. However, it does leave clues, such as:
- The victim may suddenly have less dispensable income for treats
- The victim may not have enough money for food and other necessities
- The victim may suddenly start saving money by denying themselves they could have afforded before
- The victim may change their finances, such as their will, very suddenly
The perpetrator may be a close family friend, family member, or a member of the staff at an assisted-living facility or nursing home.
There are many ways that this type of abuse can take place. Fraudsters or schemers may contact elderly loved ones or may target the elderly in scams and phishing scams. Staff at facilities and other caregivers may pressure victims into handing over cash, assets, or signing over wills or insurance policies in the abuser’s name. Often, abusers prey on a victim’s fear or on their good nature in order to get their hands on money and assets.What Can You Do To Prevent And Stop Elder Abuse in Hollywood?
Often, it is difficult to pinpoint if financial abuse is taking place and it can be even harder to know what to do. In general, you will want to consult with a personal injury attorney in Hollywood or your community to get some facts about your rights and legal options. A personal injury attorney may need to work with forensic accountants and other legal professionals in order to get a paper trail and hard evidence that abuse is taking place.
If you suspect that a loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse and negligence in Hollywood or another community, contact Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free consultation to review your situation. Flaxman Law Group attorneys have dedicated their lives to helping plaintiffs and victims from all walks of life. Our attorneys have more than sixty years of experience and have gained a reputation for being compassionate and professional while pursuing justice. To find out more about what our full-service law firm can do for you, contact Flaxman Law Group today.