The webinar will provide you with practical tips on how to identify when a client is a victim of financial elder abuse, and steps that can be taken to protect the elder. You will also receive specific examples of who are the most likely perpetrators of financial abuse, how they accomplish the abuse, what red-flags are indicative of financial abuse, and what to do once you suspect financial abuse is occurring. Finally, you will explore available legal remedies to help you assist the elder or concerned family member in stopping the abuse and recovering assets. To learn more click this link to ClearLaw Institute Webinar on Identifying Financial Elder Abuse and Advising Your Client in Pursuit of Legal and Nonlegal Remedies.
Whether we are dealing with the difficult issues of how to convince dad to give up the car keys, mom’s need for placement in a facility, or fear of money being improperly acquired by a scammer, dignity of the elder must not be disregarded in the name of protection. The question posed is how to maximize the preservation of dignity in the face of true need for protection of the elder? This article addresses the issue as it relates to financial abuse of elders, but the principles are equally applicable in other situations. Continue reading Tech-enhanced Life: Elder Dignity, Autonomy and the Need for Protection from Abuse
A new multidisciplinary team, combining the expertise of law enforcement officers, bankers, real estate professionals, physicians and attorneys, recently formed in Solano County to help combat financial elder abuse.
The Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST) was founded by Vacaville attorney David G. Knitter and is headed by coordinator Steve Hosking, a retired but very active 30-year law enforcement professional who, during his last six years with the Vacaville Police Department, specialized in elder and dependent abuse cases.
Read the complete article online at The Report, “Pair safeguard seniors from financial abuse”.
David G. Knitter, the Solano County Bar Association’s Attorney of the Year, is a strong advocate for elder rights and a vocal opponent of those who would victimize senior citizens.
The 44-year-old Vacaville attorney, who specializes in probate, trust and elder law, said senior citizens are among the most vulnerable groups in America, frequently abused or taken advantage of by those they trust or hold dearest – children, spouses, friends or unscrupulous caregivers. Continue reading Solano County Bar Association’s Attorney of the Year 2008