Financial Exploitation Of Vulnerable Adults
One of the most troubling trends in society is the financial exploitation of vulnerable adults. Unfortunately, the abuse is often at the hands of a trusted friend, family member, caregiver, or neighbor. The abuser often preys on victims suffering from dementia or other mental impairment, as they are more susceptible to lies, misrepresentations and false promises. The financial abuse of a vulnerable adult may include:
- Power of attorney abuse
- Theft of personal property
- Draining of bank accounts
- Inappropriate deeding of real estate
- Changing of beneficiary designations on bank accounts and life insurance policies
- Inflated charges for goods or services provided
We have been trying financial exploitation cases for over 37 years. As experienced probate court litigators, we understand these matters are often emotionally charged. Our experience has provided us with valuable insights necessary to determine the appropriate strategy for aggressively pursuing the goals of the client in cases of alleged financial exploitation. Contact us at 612-922-2260 or online to schedule a consultation and discuss your options.
I live out of state and needed an attorney in Minnesota I could trust. Jim took the time to explain the contested court proceedings. His thoughtful strategy resulted in the establishment of a guardianship and conservatorship that met all of my mother’s needs.