Estate Plan: Protect Your Loved One From Elder Abuse

Another year has passed us by. How did that year go by so quickly? Doesn’t it seem like we were just celebrating the beginning of 2016? Now we are a few days into 2017. Doesn’t time usually speed by us quickly when we are having fun?

This year, it is extremely important that we do everything we can to protect our loved ones so they will not be taken advantage of by other relatives or neighbors. Many people find their loved ones, especially those who are suffering from dementia or any other illness, being used and abused.

Many family members file lawsuits alleging elder abuse because one of their loved ones were tricked into signing an agreement they did not understand. Many elders have signed over the titles of their homes and signed other contracts because they suffered from an illness that limited their ability to function.

Unfortunately, this happens far too often now as more adults are seeing a decrease in their mental ability. Unfortunately, many elders are taken advantage of by people who are closest to them, including their caretakers, children, friends, and other relatives.

It is important to always have your estate planning documents in order so you will not be taken advantage of when you are older and your mental capacity becomes limited. If you have questions about how you can protect your family member from being taken advantage of and if you have questions about protecting the estate, do not hesitate to contact us today for more