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Tips for Preventing, Detecting, and Reporting Financial Abuse of the Elderly

As the economy worsens, incidences of elder financial abuse are reportedly on the rise.

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AARP Report Says States Have Ability to Curb Power of Attorney Abuse

A new AARP report shows how states can stem the "explosion" of financial exploitation cases involving the misuse of powers of attorney...

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What the Sequester's Cuts Will Mean for Seniors

As a consequence of congressional gridlock, $85 billion in automatic, across-the-board spending cuts are starting to take effect. 

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10 Ways the Elderly Can Avoid Financial Abuse

Increased dependency due to illness, disability or cognitive impairments can make seniors susceptible to financial abuse.

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Checklist for Detecting and Dealing with Elder Financial Abuse

The elderly are particularly vulnerable to scams or to financial abuse by family members or others in need of money.

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Film on Financial Abuse of the Elderly Features ELA Attorney

A documentary film about financial abuse of the elderly that stars Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney and features Florida ElderLawAns...

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Conviction of Astor's Son Helps Other Financial Elder Abuse Cases

Advocates for the elderly say the conviction of legendary New York socialite Brooke Astor's son on charges of financially abusing ...

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ElderLaw 101

Guardianship and Conservatorship

Every adult is assumed to be capable of making his or her own decisions unless a court determines otherwise.

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