Financial Abuse is an under-reported but frequently occurring problem. As our population ages and lives longer, there are more and more opportunity for unscrupulous persons who have a position of trust to steal or otherwise use money that doesn’t belong to them. This could be a family member who steals checks or money from a parent’s account, a trustee who fails to be sure the monies being spent are actually being spent for the owner’s benefit, or the refusal to spend needed funds, for fear of leaving nothing in an estate to be handed down in probate. The taking or misuse of money is financial abuse.
These cases require an understanding of the laws governing financial power of attorney, banking, guardianship, incompetency, as well as trust and probate law. An understanding of elder law, family dynamics, and cognitive changes is essential as well. Respect for the rights and dignity of older persons is key to effective representation in these cases. Jacobs Injury Law can help.
With over 20 years of legal experience, and having been named one of Wisconsin’s top 50 attorneys, Attorney Ann Jacobs of Jacobs Injury Law brings a unique set of skills and insight to cases involving financial abuse. She has handled many such cases, including cases involving corporate defendants and trustees, as well as cases against family members.
If you’d like to discuss how we may be able to help you with a case involving financial abuse, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.