Financial Exploitation of Elders: Identification, Prevention, Mitigation and Remediation
By Wesley J. Coulson and Melissa Q. Leavy
This article, written for the St. Louis Bar Journal, talks about the identification, prevention, mitigation, and remediation of the financial exploitation of elders.
“Financial exploitation of elders is costly, devastating and underreported. There are two basic types of abuse: the perpetrator is a known person (a family member, close friend, caregiver or acting fiduciary) who breaches the elder’s trust, and the perpetrator is a stranger or “new friend” (a scammer) who deceives the elder by fraud or misrepresentation. Remedies against abusers are generally civil and sometimes criminal.”
From the St. Louis Bar Journal Vol. 64, No. 4 Spring 2018 – Read it here.
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April 20, 2018 – Illinois National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
Medicaid Applications and the OIG, Wes Coulson
April 27, 2018 – Missouri National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
Special Needs Trust in the Framework of Personal Injury Settlements, Wes Coulson
May 17, 2018 – Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Continuing Legal Education
Financial Expoitation of Elders: Identification, Prevention, Mitigation and Remediation, Wes Coulson and Melissa Q. Leavy