Raleigh Financial Elder Abuse Lawyer
Helping Clients Protect Their Loved Ones From Financial Mistreatment
Financial abuse of the elderly has become an increasingly serious problem in recent years. All too often, this type of abuse involves the misappropriation or misuse of assets by a close family member or someone else who has been placed in a position of trust by the victim.
At the law firm of Brady Morton & Cobin, PLLC, we help concerned parties take legal action to stop financial elder abuse. Raleigh attorney Travis Morton, who handles estate litigation at our firm, is an experienced trial advocate who has been practicing law in North Carolina since 1994.
Pursuing Claims Against Those Who Have Abused Positions of Trust
Elderly people often need help administering their financial affairs. This may involve anything from trips to the bank to active management of a person’s assets. Unfortunately, people who are entrusted with these tasks often misuse their authority. Common examples include:
- Abusing a power of attorney or trustee position for personal benefit
- Illegitimately gaining joint ownership or signing authority for bank accounts
- Using undue influence to get designated as an insurance or 401(k) beneficiary
- Illegitimately getting one’s name on the deed to a home or other real estate
Often, people who are accused of this type of abuse believe that they have been promised certain assets in return for the help they have provided. These disputes can become emotional and contentious, making it all the more important to work with an experienced lawyer.
Wake County Fiduciary Misconduct Attorney
Whether you believe a loved one has been financially abused or you need help defending yourself against a fiduciary misconduct claim, Mr. Morton can help you protect your interests. To schedule an initial consultation, please contact our office at 919-782-3500 or by e-mail.