Protecting The Rights Of Elders Is Critical To Their Wellbeing
Whether it is a matter of determining incapacity, probating an estate or stopping exploitation, elders often need assistance handling their affairs. But who do you trust when there are so many people ready to take advantage of vulnerable adults?
At Heuler, Wakeman, Solomon Law Group, P.L.L.C., in Tallahassee, we have dedicated our careers to protecting the rights of elders in Florida. Our attorneys understand the devastation that can occur when legal matters are left unaddressed or when someone is the victim of deliberate exploitation. We are passionate about elder rights and will help you and your family get through this difficult time and find a resolution.
When You Need Legal Help, You Can Turn To Us
There are myriad reasons why a senior may need a lawyer. Some are relatively straightforward, like probate, while others require more extensive litigation.
Our elder law litigation practice includes cases involving:
- Probate litigation, will contests and trust litigation
- Legal capacity
- Seeking or contesting guardianships
- Litigation for denied insurance claims for doctor visits and hospital costs
- Nursing homes and in-home nursing care coverage, including nursing home denials
- Defending or overturning a verdict in an appeal
In addition, we can serve as co-counsel in litigated probate and guardianship cases. Speak with us today at 850-792-8496 to learn how we can assist you with your legal needs.
Combatting Elder Exploitation
Unfortunately, vulnerable adults are at risk for malicious behavior from family, caretakers and strangers. We take these issues seriously. If you suspect a violation of a loved one’s rights or finances, contact an attorney immediately. We can provide resources and act quickly to help protect your loved one. It is our goal to protect the rights of elders, vulnerable adults and their family members.
If the legal matter needs to go to court, we will be aggressive advocates for you and your family. Our lawyers have the experience – in and out of court – to help protect elders from matters such as:
- Abuse and neglect, including nursing home cases
- Financial exploitation
- Credit card, tax or prescription fraud
- Identity theft
- Foreclosure fraud or schemes
- Door-to-door sales or phone solicitation fraud
- Internet fraud or phishing
- Emotional abuse
- Health care fraud
The National Institute on Aging reports that every year there are hundreds of thousands of people over 60 who suffer neglect, abuse or exploitation. If you suspect your elderly loved one is a victim of neglect, abuse or exploitation, contact a lawyer immediately. We can assess the circumstances and take steps to protect them from further harm.