Although Illinois passed the Illinois Elder Abuse and Neglect Act in 1988 which helps law enforcement and social workers better respond to elder abuse, it is still sometimes difficult to obtain relief from law enforcement due to the complex relationships and manipulation that oftentimes exist between an elder and their abuser. The Harvey & Baker, P.C. Law Firm stands up to abusers and calls them to account for their actions in a civil case. In cases of intentional fraud we may request punitive damages and reimbursement for attorneys’ fees.
We specialize in litigating in the area of elder exploitation. If you suspect your loved one has been the victim of elder abuse, contact our office. We offer a comprehensive approach to stopping elder abuse which often includes not only making the abuser answer for his or her actions but also includes helping families strategize to prevent further abuse. This can involve helping families obtain guardianship where an elder is no longer able to competently manage his or her financial and personal affairs. Once a guardianship is established, with the Court’s permission, a guardian has enormous powers to help a loved one be both physically and financially secure.
No single approach is right for everyone. We specialize in tailoring an approach to an elder’s individual needs to promote physical and financial security.