Making Things Right For Victims Of Financial Abuse
If you suspect that an elderly loved one is suffering from financial exploitation, you are not alone. Every year, predatory people take advantage of vulnerable senior citizens by making unapproved financial transfers, squandering assets and many other methods of financial exploitation.
At Herbert Machnik Law Firm, we are determined to stop this. Our Kalamazoo-based legal team of elder abuse attorneys works directly with you to investigate what is going on, develop a strategy to stop it and recover the misappropriated assets whenever possible.
Financial Exploitation: What To Know
Physical abuse is not the only form of abuse against seniors. Financial abuse is also all too common in Michigan. It refers to the unlawful use of an elderly person’s money or other assets. Some of the most common forms of financial exploitation include:
- Undue influence: Exerting power over a vulnerable person to make them act against their own free will or best interests.
- Breach of fiduciary duty: When a fiduciary serves themselves instead of serving the best interests of the beneficiary.
- Forgery: Signing the name of an elder on financial and legal documents.
Litigating financial abuse cases is similar to probate litigation with the exception that the elder is still living. Our lawyers have handled numerous such cases. We can also work with you to petition the court to appoint a guardian or conservator to protect the vulnerable person you love.
Hands-On – Practical – Caring
Our elder law attorneys are caring with you, but aggressive when it comes to halting elder abuse. We develop practical strategies to achieve real-world results – and we do so cost-effectively. You can expect us to educate you and your loved ones of your rights, how the law works and the options available to you. To us, you and the senior citizen who was victimized always come first.
Talk To Our Team If You Suspect Elder Abuse
When you work with Herbert Machnik Law Firm, you are not alone in the fight against elder financial exploitation – you have our entire team on your side. Contact us today to schedule a consultation in which we discuss your situation. Please call 269-948-7600 or send us an email today.