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Dealing with Elder Abuse

Imagine rushing to the hospital after learning that your elderly parent has had a stroke and will need long-term care. On arriving, you find out that your parent no longer has the long-term care policy that you thought was in place to cover this very situation. As you dig deeper, you find that your parent recently signed a power of attorney that named a stranger as an agent with complete authority over your parent's financial assets. 

That stranger cashed out everything, leaving your parent without the financial resources needed for future care and expenses. Unfortunately, situations like this are more common than most people realize.

Note: You can also create a power of attorney using a DIY form. If one was already created, you need an attorney's help to prove the other document was created under an abusive situation.

Forms of Elder Abuse

There are various forms of elder abuse, some less obvious than others, but still just as serious in terms of the harm that can be done to an elderly person's well-being or financial assets. This section offers helpful resources on how to identify and remedy instances of elder abuse.

Learn About Dealing with Elder Abuse

You Don’t Have To Solve This on Your Own – Get a Lawyer’s Help

Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.

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Can I Solve This on My Own or Do I Need an Attorney?

  • Complex abuse situations usually require a lawyer
  • A lawyer will take these matters seriously and enforce protections
  • Get tailored advice and ask your legal questions
  • Many attorneys offer free consultations

 If you need an attorney, find one right now

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