Bisel Logo The Law of Financial Abuse & Exploitation

A PENNSYLVANIA GUIDE FOR OLDER ADULTS, FAMILIES, COUNSEL & COURTS
First Edition

AUTHORS: KATHERINE C. PEARSON and TRISHA E. COWART

Published: January, 2011
Most recent supplement/update: N/A
Library of Congress Control Number: 2010940030
ISBN: 978-0-9820154-8-3

1 VOLUME; SOFT-COVER; 382 PAGES; PRICE: $129.00

"An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure." As the state with the third highest percentage of older adults, Pennsylvania is often the arena for financial abuse or exploitation. This timely new book presents the legal consequences of financial exploitation, both in criminal and civil terms. By focusing on the law of exploitation, this essential guide will give those who assist older adults and dependent persons, including attorneys, courts, financial advisors, banks, social workers and families, clear guidelines for prevention of financial exploitation. The step-by-step analysis of alternative remedies will be useful to legal advisors, whether in or outside of the Commonwealth, especially when pursuing a timely, full recovery.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Condensed

Dedication
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Foreword
Chapter
1. The Public and Private Challenges of Financial Abuse
2. The Role of Protective Service Authorities
3. Criminal Causes of Action
4. Civil Causes of Action
5. Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Laws
6. The Role of Filial Support Laws In Cases of Suspected Financial Abuse
7. Reporting Suspected Financial Abuse: Mandatory Versus Voluntary Obligations
8. The Importance of Attorneys As Counselors
9. The Importance of The Courts
APPENDICES
TABLE OF CASES
INDEX

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