Financial Abuse & Exploitation
Ramon E. Lewis

Elder Abuse Attorney

Financial Abuse and Exploitation

Southern California’s Elder Abuse Lawyer

“After many years defending corporate owners of nursing homes, I decided I would rather help protect those who cannot protect themselves… My experience makes me uniquely qualified to represent these individuals and their families at the level they deserve.”

Legal Definitions of Financial Abuse

“Financial abuse” of an elder or dependent adult occurs when a person or entity does any of the following:

  1. Takes, secretes, appropriates, obtains, or retains real or personal property of an elder or dependent adult for a wrongful use or with intent to defraud, or both.
  2. Assists in taking, secreting, appropriating, obtaining, or retaining real or personal property of an elder or dependent adult for a wrongful use or with intent to defraud, or both.
  3. Takes, secretes, appropriates, obtains, or retains, or assists in taking, secreting, appropriating, obtaining, or retaining, real or personal property of an elder or dependent adult by undue influence.

Financial abuse comes in many forms.  Examples include:

  • Care taker theft
  • Life insurance agents selling unsuitable annuities simply to earn a commision
  • Mortgate brokers selling reverse mortgages or refinancing existing mortgages
  • A self interested son or daughter who takes control of the elder’s home and finances
Southern California Financial Abuse Attorney

Client Testimonial

A Heartfelt Thank You to Ray.

I contacted Ray Lewis after my Mother died after a fall in rehabilitation center of which she was a patient. This was a very emotional time for me. Ray was very understanding and helpful. He was reassuring and worked very hard on this case. Ray let me know of any correspondence from the opposing attorney and of any movement on the case. Even though Ray was very busy with other cases, he always returned my calls and answered all of my questions, even the dumb ones. He settled the case for more than I ever expected. I cannot find the words to let Ray know how much I appreciated everything he did for me. Thank You so very much, Ray for all you did for me.
— Joyce