PA Law of Financial Abuse & Exploitation
A PENNSYLVANIA GUIDE FOR OLDER ADULTS, FAMILIES, COUNSEL & COURTS
AUTHORS: KATHERINE C. PEARSON and TRISHA E. COWART
Published: January, 2011
1 Volume, Soft cover, 382 pages
Library of Congress Control Number: 2010940030
"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.
GET QUICK ANSWERS TO CRITICAL QUESTIONS
- What is financial exploitation?
- How do you report financial exploitation?
- What civil causes of action apply in an exploitation case?
- What criminal causes of action apply in an exploitation case?
- How can attorneys, banks, and courts reduce the potential for exploitation?
Many Sample Forms, including Attorney General Complaint forms, sample civil pleadings, sample criminal pleadings and sample correspondence.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
About the Authors
|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|
TABLE OF CASES