Examples of Elder Financial Abuse

It is hard to think about someone taking advantage of an elder loved one, or someone doing so to one of your loved ones. However, many innocent elderly people suffer abuse and neglect. They may lose financial security as well and be exploited for their funds, as many cases of abuse involve pressure to give money and assets to someone who isn’t supposed to have it. But an experienced attorney from Peck Ritchey, LLC can help make sure that elder abuse is prevented, and also can help those who have already suffered from such abuse or neglect.

Two Primary Examples of Financial Abuse

Elder abuse actually, as a term, encompasses dozens of individual behaviors. However, at Peck Ritchey, LLC we focus on two particular types of elder abuse and neglect, including the following

  • Caregiver Theft
  • Undue Influence

These types of abuse emphasize the financial distress that abusers can put elderly people in, which can be extensive. An experienced elder law attorney may be able to help Chicago residents and their families not only prevent such occurrences of abuse, but fight back if it has already occurred.

Contact an Elder Law Attorney in Chicago

If you or someone you love has been a victim of elder financial abuse, then you might be entitled to financial compensation and legal protection. The attorneys of Peck Ritchey, LLC can help evaluate your situation and help you better understand what legal steps to take from here. Contact our offices in Chicago today by calling (855) 328-5787 to learn more about how we can help.