Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier relates two current high-profile situations in which family members and acquaintances are allegedly attempting to take control of an elderly person’s finances and cautions that it can happen to anyone.
DECATUR, GA, November 15, 2018: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on her law firm’s website entitled “Loved Ones Do Steal From Aging Parents And Friends,” in which Ms. Collier emphasizes the importance of having a plan in place while one is still mentally sharp.
Collier writes, “This is a growing problem throughout the country. But, if you have proper legal documents set up, it makes this kind of inter family abuse more difficult to pull off.”
Collier points out that, “It may require some well-known famous names getting into financial troubles with loved ones to make everyone else take notice and realize that the same thing could happen to them.” She further cautions, “You don’t have to be a billionaire or even a millionaire for someone to want to get their grubby hands on whatever assets you do have.”
Collier cites two current high-profile cases which involve Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee and Astronaut Buzz Aldrin. She goes on to add, “The fact is that financial exploitation of older people is a growing problem as Baby Boomers are aging. Families are reluctant to prosecute so they stay quiet and so it happens and stays under the radar, often leaving elderly parents destitute in their final years.”
The entire blog can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/loved-ones-do-steal-from-aging-parents-and-friends/
About Victoria Collier
Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L. Collier, P.C. to serve the legal needs of seniors when their health care needs increase. Victoria is also Co-Founder of Collier Scott Financial Solutions, LLC. At both firms WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability.
Victoria enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during Desert Storm, 1989-1995, and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves, 1Lt. 2001-2004, JAG Corps. Victoria is a national expert on the VA Wartime Pension for veterans and their widows who need additional assistance with activities of daily living and helping them qualify for and receive tax-free income from the VA to pay for it. Victoria graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.A. in Psychology and then University of Nebraska, College of Law. In 2014, Victoria was awarded with the Alumni Master Award from the University of Nebraska.
Victoria is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through The National Elder Law Foundation and has been named as the only attorney in Georgia as “Fellow” of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Victoria was appointed by Governor Perdue to the Georgia Council on Aging, 2010 – 2016 and was awarded Dekalb County Veteran of the Year, 2013. She is the author of 47 Secret Veterans Benefits for Seniors; Paying for Long Term Care – Financial Help for Wartime Veterans: The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit. Victoria has co-authored several books: Blooper Episodes in Estate Planning, Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home, and Protect Your IRA: Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes. Most notably, Victoria co-authored the National Best Seller, The Road to Success, with Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
About The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm
The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of retiring citizens. The Firm focuses its entire practice on providing strategies to protect independence, privacy, assets and taxes from the government. Victoria Collier has grown her law practice and financial services practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.