GUARDIANSHIPS: What is it, When is it necessary, and How to become one

Senior citizens are inherently at a higher risk of fraud and financial abuse. Fraud and financial scams targeting seniors are widespread. Estimates put it at up to $3 Billion a year. While it may seem like con artists and thieves are the common perpetrators of heartless crimes targeting senior citizens, it often is someone else, someone much closer. In order to protect against the elder against close friends and family trying to take advantage, a guardianship may be needed.

Elder Fraud & Financial Abuse

Many years ago a friend called me for help. My friend was a caretaker for an elderly man who had been “robbed” by a nephew while hospitalized. The victim was retired, lived alone, and had no immediate family. He had suffered an injury that required hospitalization. The nephew found out about the hospitalization and drove […]