Seniors Became Targets with California’s Historic-Stay-At-Home Orders?
Hi, I’m Mike Hackard. Our lawyers at Hackard Law litigate estate, trust and elder financial abuse cases for seniors and their families.
This summer we’re seeing an increase in elder exploitation – specifically the abuse of powers of attorney. It’s now been four months since Governor Gavin Newsom called for the isolation at home of all residents 65 years and older.
The Governor’s orders later expanded to affect all age groups. There have been unexpected drawbacks to the order and to similar orders throughout the world.
Experts say there is a “horrifying surge” in domestic violence around the world since COVID-19 lockdown policies went into effect. Growing numbers of domestic violence victims have been reported throughout our country California’s domestic violence cases are jumping.
There is a significant increase in power of attorney abuse cases – mostly constituting elder financial abuse. The stay-at-home orders have had the unforeseen effect of leaving elderly victims helpless.
Abusers stop victims from reaching out to get the help they need. But they can’t stop everyone.
We are responding to new cases brought to us by the victims themselves or close family members or friends who are trying to prevent the abuse. We focus on serving seniors and their families in estate, trust, power of attorney and elder financial abuse litigation.
Call or email us at Hackard Law if you want to talk to us about your case. You can reach us at 916 313-3030 or .
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