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Greed or Passive Opportunism? Financial Exploitation of the Elderly an Unfortunate Reality

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From where I sit, it’s not uncommon to find myself with a front row seat peering into the darker side of humanity. It’s hard to imagine anything more heartbreaking than litigating a probate case involving the apparent financial exploitation of an elderly citizen with dementia.

But the sad reality is that instances of financial exploitation of the elderly are actually on the rise throughout our country.  Some elder law professionals speculate that the increase is due to a combination of factors, ...

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Elder Abuse & Exploitation: What to Look For

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According to the American Psychological Association, roughly 2.1 million elderly Americans become victims to abuse each year. Elderly adults may become victimized due to isolation, physical and/or mental disabilities, and dependence on others. Elderly victims are often reluctant to report abuse. The abuser may be family and the victim may mistakenly defend them or feel that they deserved the abuse or exploitation in some way. As with any type of abuse, they may also feel ashamed, embarrassed, or afraid.

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