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Remedies for Financial Elder Abuse

Remedies for Financial Elder Abuse: Welfare and Institutions Code

Remedies Under the Welfare and Institutions Code

The Welfare and Institutions Code and California Civil Code provide specific remedies to address financial elder abuse cases. Some key remedies include:

  • Compensatory Damages:
    Victims of financial elder abuse may be entitled to compensatory damages, which aim to reimburse the elder for the financial losses suffered due to the abuse.
  • Punitive Damages:
    In cases of egregious misconduct, the court may award punitive and even treble (three times) damages to punish the wrongdoer and deter others from engaging in similar conduct. Civil Code Section 3345 provides for enhanced remedies including three times fines or civil penalties in financial elder abuse cases.
  • Attorney’s Fees and Costs:
    Successful plaintiffs in financial elder abuse cases may recover attorney’s fees and costs, helping to alleviate the financial burden of pursuing legal action. Civil Code Section 3345 provides for enhanced remedies including attorney’s fees and costs in financial elder abuse cases.
  • Restitution:
    The court may order the wrongdoer to pay restitution, requiring them to return unlawfully obtained assets to the victim.
  • Injunctive Relief:
    In some cases, the court may issue injunctions to stop ongoing financial abuse and prevent further harm to the elder.

How Estate Law California APC Can Help

At Estate Law California APC, counsel understands the complexities of financial elder abuse cases and the importance of utilizing the remedies available under the Welfare and Institutions Code and California Civil Code. Estate Law California APC is committed to:

  • Thorough Investigation:
    Examining the details of the financial abuse to build a strong case.
  • Strategic Advocacy:
    Advocating for compensatory and punitive damages to hold wrongdoers accountable. Advocating for those wrongfully accused of financial elder abuse.
  • Compassionate Representation:
    Providing support and guidance throughout the legal process.

If you believe you or a loved one has been a victim of financial elder abuse or if you have been inappropriately accused of financial elder abuse, do not hesitate to contact us for a free confidential telephone consultation. Estate Law California APC is here to empower you with the legal tools needed to seek justice and address claims of financial exploitation.

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