Chicago, IL Elder Law Litigation Attorneys
Protecting Elders from Financial Abuse in Rolling Meadows, Barrington, and Hoffman Estates
The importance of setting up a solid estate plan becomes very clear when family members begin to age. Being proactive makes all of the difference. The sooner you involve an experienced estate planning attorney, the better chance you will have of securing the financial future of your loved ones.
Whether there is an executable estate plan in place or not, the Law Offices of Anthony R. Scifo can help your family pursue a fair outcome for the most complex situations. Our extensive experience in matters of probate, elder abuse, powers of attorney, mental health laws and other relevant topics help us to secure the best possible results for our clients, time after time.
Fighting Against Caregiver Financial Abuse
Often, a bond is created between caregivers and the people they serve. Such a connection can be a great boost for the spirit of a loved one who has lost mobility or the mental or physical ability to care for themselves. Unfortunately, some caregivers use that relationship to secure funds and gifts that were never meant for them.
Sudden updates to wills or trusts naming a caregiver as a sole beneficiary require careful scrutiny. Our firm has assisted many families who suspect the financial exploitation of their older family members. Our elder law litigation firm handles caregiver financial abuse matters including:
- Improper use of a senior citizens assets, money or property;
- Improper management of estates, trusts and guardianship; and
- Misuse of Power of Attorney (applies to caregivers and family members).
Those designated as a Power of Attorney have a great deal of responsibility. They often have the authority to make medical and financial decisions on behalf of another. Misuse of that power is prohibited by law. The Adult Protective Services Act (320 ILCS 20/) established procedures and agencies to help safeguard the elderly from harm. We help families navigate state resources and provide the legal support needed to address the multiple issues that may arise from suspected elder abuse.
Additionally, The Illinois Domestic Violence Act (750 ILCS 60/) has provisions for those who are financially exploited and physically abused. If your loved one has been harassed into making a financial decision that benefits a caregiver, we can help you fight for their rights.
Results-Driven Asset Recovery Practice
Matters involving extensive real property, funds, and assets require the knowledge of an experienced elder law litigation attorney. The Law Offices of Anthony R. Scifo has solid experience handling all actions related to issuing a citation to discover/recover, as well as the following issues:
- Investigation of mismanagement of assets;
- Misappropriation of funds by the executor of estate;
- Improper asset allocation;
- Breach of fiduciary/trustee duty; and
- Fraud and identity theft.
These types of cases often involve numerous transactions and paperwork. We have a proven record of success for going after those who seek to defraud the elderly. We will not relent in our resolve to bring all culpable parties to justice and recover assets to ensure they are passed to the rightful recipients.
Contact an Experienced Elder Law Litigation Lawyers
If you need assistance with elder law abuse, please contact our elder law litigation attorneys to set up an initial appointment to discuss the details of your matter. We serve the Chicago area, including Elgin, Rolling Meadows, Barrington, Carpentersville, South Elgin, Lake In the Hills, Crystal Lake, Geneva, St. Charles, Kane County, Cook County, and surrounding counties.
Please call 847-628-8311 today.