Elder Abuse Law

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Protection for vulnerable elderly people

In our experience, elder abuse is becoming more and more common, particularly cases where an elderly person is taken advantage of financially.

Elder abuse can be experienced by people from all walks of life regardless of their background. It often has devastating consequences, robbing a person of their life savings or quality of life, and also impacts on family and friends.

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Common forms of elder abuse

Elder abuse can be deliberate or unintentional, and can take many forms, including:

Financial abuse

Emotional or psychological abuse

Neglect or deprivation

Physical abuse

Social abuse

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How we help you

The cases we see are not always about money or assets being stolen. It could be that an elderly person with dementia is being taken advantage of, or a new spouse is isolating an elderly person from the rest of their family, or an elderly person is not being properly cared for or living in an unhealthy environment.

Our expertise is in representing elderly persons (or those trying to protect them) to put a stop to any elder abuse, pursue anyone who has taken advantage of the elderly person, and put steps in place to ensure the elderly person is protected for the future.

If you have concerns that an elderly person is being abused, our experienced elder abuse lawyers are here to help.

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Potential abusers

Elder abuse is often caused by a family member, a ‘friend’, a carer or person with a power of attorney. It can happen anywhere including in places of care such as a nursing home, aged care facility or hospital.

Extreme cases

Physical abuse or extreme cases of neglect should be reported to the local police service. If you discover elder abuse while you’re performing your job, be very careful. We can advise you on the issues that could affect your employment.

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False accusations of elder abuse

Unfortunately, we also see people being falsely accused of elder abuse. This might happen for instance if a disgruntled child sees that an elderly parent is spending what they think is their inheritance on a new spouse. If you find yourself being falsely accused, we can help you deal with that and advise on what you need to do to protect your interests.

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Plan your next move

We are pleased to offer a range of fee options depending on your circumstances, including deferred and no win no fee arrangements. If you have concerns about elder abuse, contact our team today.

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Don’t wait any longer to get the right advice

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