Financial Abuse

Abuse is the improper usage or treatment of an entity, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, assault, violation, rape, unjust practices; crimes, or other types of aggression.
Posts about Financial Abuse
  • FINRA Looks to Firms to Curb Elder Abuse

    … FINRA Looks to Firms to Curb Elder Abuse Posted on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 3:00 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: As the population continues to age, FINRA has proposed new regulations that would expand wealth management firms' responsibilities as well as their scope of action with regard to the financial abuse…

    Eccleston Law Offices- 11 readers -
  • What Is Financial Abuse Of The Elderly In Illinois

    … much research we do or care we take in choosing a place, there is the possibility that our loved ones will be treated poorly or subjected to financial abuse and exploitation. Financial abuse of the elderly is, tragically, becoming a common problem. If you see signs of financial abuse or exploitation of a friend or family member by a nursing home…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 18 readers -
  • Missouri Undue Influence In a Probate Case

    … evidence is unavailable and the facts are often known only to the alleged influencer. When a Missouri lawyer suspects that undue influence may be present during the drafting of a will, the American Bar Association Committee on Law and Aging[1], suggests that a lawyer attempt to investigate further including: Interview the Will-Maker: The lawyer… 9 readers -
  • Elder Financial Abuse Grows

    … to be more sensitive to that,” stated Walter White, president and chief executive of Allianz Life Insurance. “There’s a lot of money in those products, so it’s only natural they’d be attracting more attention.” Seventy percent of personal wealth in the United States is held by seniors, and the senior population is rapidly growing. Ten thousand Americans…

    Eccleston Law Offices- 19 readers -
  • Nursing home abuse can be hard to spot

    … of elderly abuse. Abuse in nursing homes Injury or loss arises in nursing homes for a number of reasons including abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation.4 Abuse is a prevalent issue as annually hundreds of thousands are effected by some form of abuse.5 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there are six categories or types…

    Bruning Legal- 5 readers -
  • 3 Rhode Island Divorce Laws You Should Know

    …, physical and financial abuse. § 15-5-10 Disposal of certain real estate after filing of complaint. – At any time after the filing of a complaint for divorce from bed, board, and future cohabitation, and until a decree of reconciliation has been entered, the court, upon the petition of either party seized in his or her own right of real estate…

    Jeremy Howe/ The Law Office of Jeremy Howe- 13 readers -
  • What To Do If You Suspect Financial Elder Abuse

    … Elder abuse has become a significant issue in the United States and can take many different forms. Though most people may first think of physical, emotional, or sexual mistreatment when they think of elder abuse, financial exploitation is also a serious form of abuse that can cause significant damage to older adults and their families. According… 11 readers -