Helping You Protect Elder Family Members
The exploitation of seniors and elders is a growing problem for elderly Americans and their families. Seniors living alone or suffering from competency issues are vulnerable to a range of potentially exploitive situations and parties. Does your parent or other elder family member suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or senility? If you are concerned about the exploitation of a senior, we are Phoenix elder financial exploitation lawyers who can provide experienced and effective legal help. At Gorman Law Group, PLC, we have helped dozens of clients protect vulnerable family members against other family members, executors, fiduciaries, trustees, predatory lenders and others.
Do you have questions regarding the financial exploitation of elders? Do you suspect that undue influence played a part in an estate plan or will change? Contact us at Gorman Law Group, PLC by calling 623-278-6102.
Our founding attorney, Andrew P. Gorman, has exclusively practiced estate planning and probate law and litigation, including senior financial exploitation, since 1999. At our firm, we appear in court in estate litigation on a regular basis and are members of the Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar of Arizona and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and we are fully knowledgeable regarding state and federal laws protecting elders from financial exploitation. A recent case illustrates our effectiveness:
Our client was concerned because her 92-year-old father had lost his home and savings just prior to death. We investigated and learned that the father had transferred his property to a new “friend” he had met at a church. We also learned that this new person had persuaded other seniors to give him property while residing in other states. Our representation led to our client’s legal claim and ownership of all property that had previously belonged to her father before his death.
We can also help you answer your questions about financial exploitation, such as those below.
How Does Financial Exploitation Happen?
Financial exploitation happens when someone takes advantage of a vulnerable person’s assets, such as cash, property or real estate, without any permission or authority. This often occurs when a person in power has access to these assets and no one is overseeing their actions.
How Can Someone Prevent Exploitation?
There are several preventative steps you can take to protect your loved ones, such as appointing someone you trust as a financial power of attorney over your vulnerable adult, making sure that you are regularly tracking any accounts, investments or other finances and regularly communicating with your loved one.
What Are Different Forms Of Exploitation?
The best way to combat financial exploitation is by being able to identify it. Common examples of this abuse include theft, fraud, legal document tampering, extortion, coercion and abuse of authority. Anyone is capable of committing this exploitation, from nursing home staff to a vulnerable adult’s child, so it is important not to assume that your loved one is above being exploited.
Let Us Fight Against Exploitation
Contact us for a free initial consultation regarding senior financial exploitation and/or fraud and asset protection. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. We are also available for weekday and evening appointments and operate five Arizona offices for your convenience. To contact us, call 623-278-6102.