Financial Elder Abuse
Red Flags for Financial Elder Abuse
- Protected person has no relatives or active friendships
- Large estates
- Late or no accountings filed
- Multiple ATM transactions
- Health or personal problems of the fiduciary
- Use of several attorneys by the fiduciary
- Attorneys representing the fiduciary withdrawing from the fiduciary's cases
- Singular control of information by the fiduciary
- No automated record keeping by the fiduciary
- Financial difficulty of the fiduciary (tax liens, judgments, bankruptcy, divorce)
- Revocation or failure to renew fiduciary bonds
- Large expenditures in the accounting not appropriate to the client's setting
- The fiduciary has minimal experience
- Pattern of letters and verbal complaints against the fiduciary
- Lack of oversight on the case by Counsel assigned or Court staff
Anyone can fall victim to the misconduct of an unscrupulous fiduciary. We are retained to pursue claims against fiduciaries for having abused their positions of trust and confidence in order to further their own agendas or self-interests. Likewise, on occasion we defend fiduciaries who are wrongfully accused of such claims.
Injured from Elder Abuse in Santa Barbara?
If you are over 65 and have been the victim of elder abuse or if you know of a loved one who has been the victim of elder abuse, please contact us so we may discuss your options with you.