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Putting a Quick End to Elder Abuse

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Apr 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pensive elderly woman

New Hampshire may put elder abuse cases on the fast track.

While suspected elder abuse is being investigated and going through the legal system, the abuse can continue.  However, some New Hampshire legislators are working on solving the problem, according to Seacoast Online in "House bill would help elder victims of financial abuse."

The idea is to create a fast track for disabled people and the elderly to get legal relief, similar to how victims of domestic violence can get protective orders. Some elderly victims do currently qualify for domestic violence protective orders but not all.

The process varies from state to state.  However, all states have some sort of process, whereby a domestic violence victim can get a quick protective order from a judge for immediate relief. Giving the same level of protection to victims of elder abuse, would speed up the process greatly.

An elder law attorney can advise you, if you have any questions about your state laws and suspected elder abuse.

Reference: Seacoast Online (March 17, 2018) "House bill would help elder victims of financial abuse."

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Nina Whitehurst

Attorney at Law Nina has been practicing law for over 30 years in the areas of estate planning, real estate and business law She is currently licensed in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon and Tennessee. Her Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating is the highest achievable: 5 stars in peer...

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