Other times, Elder Abuse can be financial, such as when an unscrupulous stockbroker or “friend’ pushes an elderly client into a risky investment that ultimately loses money. In many cases, the abuse can be extremely difficult to detect, such as prolonged emotional abuse or the continued failure of a paid caretaker to meet basic physical needs. No matter the type of abuse, California has Elder Abuse laws that prevent harm to Seniors and allow for monetary compensation and recovery in civil lawsuits should abuse occur.
As individuals over the age of 65 continue to constitute a larger percentage of our nation’s population, Elder Abuse issues and stories have been thrust into the national spotlight. Just look at how many incidents of nursing home abuse or financial scams against Seniors are in the media on a daily basis. The reality is that when your loved ones age they become more vulnerable to outright theft, coercion, trickery, or deception, even by those caring for them. Because the vast majority of Seniors have limited financial resources and live on fixed incomes, financial and monetary Elder Abuse can be devastating.
When financial Elder Abuse occurs to a Senior Citizen, you and your loved ones have two options: turn your back and walk away, or fight back, seek justice and hold people accountable. If you decide to fight back and seek justice, we can move quickly and help. In fact, in some situations, we can be in front of a local California Judge within 24 or 48 hours. The bottom line is that we take Elder Abuse seriously and will move Heaven and earth to end it for you and your loved ones.
If you or someone you care about needs help or protection from physical, emotional or financial Elder Abuse, please call us today for your FREE and Confidential Consultation. Don’t wait for someone you love to get hurt or abused. (916) 407-0528
What They’re Saying
My mother in law was very pleased with the thoroughness of her Trust that Mr. MacFarlane and his associate helped her create. Tony Franceschi, Mr. MacFarlane’s associate, patiently answered questions and made sure she completely understood the documents. She enjoyed working with both of them and has recommended their office to her friends. When it is time to create my Trust, I will only go to MacFarlane Legal.Carol
Dustin generated a living will and trust for us to ensure that our three children would always have a safety net. The document is extremely thorough. The Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare even came in handy recently when my husband was hospitalized!Trina K.
MacFarlane Legal created two different types of Trusts for us to address two different areas of need. Both Tony and Dustin are extremely well versed in Elder and Trust law and were able to tailor the Trusts to suit our purposes. They were able to make assessments of our situation and provide us with different legal options so we could best determine what language and provisions to include in our Trusts. Tony and Dustin were also very patient with all of our questions and explained all the legal language in a way we could understand. They were very friendly and easy to work with. The fees were reasonable and fair. We are very happy with our Trusts and would use McFarland again in a heartbeat if/when the need for more legal work arisesCarl J.