Tampa Guardian Exploitation Attorneys
Helping Clients Ensure They Are Not Victims of Financial Fraud
Florida has taken certain measures to ensure the elderly who are legally deemed mentally incompetent are not taken advantage of by their guardians. The Elder Exploitation Statute (Florida Statute section 415.1111), allows vulnerable adults to take civil action to seek attorney fees, damages, and punitive damages when they have been financially exploited. For the best possible outcome to this type of legal issue, its important you seek the help of an experienced Tampa guardian exploitation attorney to litigate your interests.
For fair and reasonable legal representation, call our office at (813) 773-8233 today.
What Is Exploitation?
Exploitation is when a trusted person or confidant knowingly deprives another of property or money. The statute mentioned above covers a large range of conduct that could be considered exploitation. If an adult is dependent upon another for care, advice, or any other fiduciary role, and that person takes real or financial property from them, they are committing an act of exploitation.
If you are a vulnerable adult or someone close to a vulnerable adult who believes their guardian is exploiting them, you can seek an injunction to:
- Prevent the guardian from contacting you (or the vulnerable adult)
- Freeze assets or lines of credit to prevent the guardian from taking more assets
- Seek a restraining order or other protective measures
To help ensure you or your loved one is protected from exploitation, you may need to take your case to trial. With the help of an experienced Tampa guardianship exploitation lawyer, you can trust that your case will be aggressively litigated and presented to the court. You can rely on an attorney who practices this area of law to work with you to ensure the situation is properly represented and to ensure you receive a positive outcome to your case.
Contact Devolder Law Firm Today
We understand the legal and emotional complexities of dealing with a suspected guardianship exploitation situation. Our attorneys’ number one priority is to ensure our clients receive top-notch and fair legal services.
Our firm acknowledges clients concerns about paying for an attorney. We keep hourly fees reasonable for the average suburban family.
Our firm is conveniently located in a suburban first-floor office building with easy-access parking, less than 5 minutes from i-75.
Our clients always come first. We take the time to get to know you and understand your case. We're always available when you need us most.
We consider both legal and practical solutions that will help you achieve your goals.
Our goal was to create a law firm that you can relate to, one that is convenient to your home and easy to communicate with.
We understand you need answers - we prioritize your needs and keep you up to date with your case every step of the way.