The Fight Against Elder Abuse: Meet Our Elder Abuse Lawyer in Riverside County
Financial elder abuse is an underreported epidemic in California and indeed throughout the United States of America. At the Law Office of Noreen T. Fontaine, our elder abuse lawyer advocates for the elderly of Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and the surrounding communities.
The wealth amassed by our elderly can vanish overnight by predators, usually those in whom trust and confidence is placed. All too often, to the chagrin on those of us who advocate for the elderly, the District Attorney has little appetite to prosecute the perpetrators of such heinous crimes against our elderly. At a time when our elderly should feel secure and relaxed in the golden and twilight season of life, caregivers, family members, fiduciaries rip off our vulnerable elders in brazen subtle ways. This is particularly so of an elder who suffers from mental deficit through Alzheimers or dementia or some other form of cognitive impairment.
To redress and curtail this pandemic, the California Legislature passed laws codified in the Welfare and Institutions Code which provides safeguards and civil remedies to victims of elder abuse. This legislation has made it easier for victims of financial abuse to show the unauthorized taking, appropriating, or retaining real or personal property for wrongful use or with intent to defraud or both. Protection for our elders also extends to banks and financial institutions reporting of suspicious conducts.
Talk to San Bernardino County’s Elder Abuse Attorney
Elder abuse attorney Noreen Fontaine has passionately pursued remedies for the elderly and advocated for restitution of property rights. If you believe that a family elder is the victim of financial elder abuse, we invite you to let the Law Office of Noreen T. Fontaine assist you in bringing action to recover damages.
California law has expanded protections for the finances of our senior citizens by broadening the definition of financial abuse and making it easier for victims to bring lawsuits and prove their case. Under California law, financial elder abuse involves taking, appropriating or retaining the real or personal property of an elder for a wrongful use or with intent to defraud, or both. California law also requires banks and other financial institutions to report suspicious conduct which may constitute financial elder abuse since bank personnel and financial brokers are often in the best position to notice signs of financial elder abuse.
Our legal staff is waiting to take your call and discuss your elder abuse case. Contact the Law office of Noreen T. Fontaine today.