This is another in a series of blog discussions of Florida's recently enacted changes to Chapter 825, Fla. Stat. which addresses exploitation of an elderly person or of a disabled adult. Elder attorneys often face questions about the use of funds held in joint accounts.
This ia another in a series of blog entries discussing Florida's recent changes to Chapter 825 which addresses exploitation of an elderly person or disabled adult.
By Florida law, exploitation of an elderly person or disabled adult can occur when funds, assets or property are temporarily or permanently deprived from them or are used to benefit someone other than the elderly person or disabled adult.
With Florida's extensive population of retired persons, the issue of exploitation of the elderly is a recurring topic. Practicing elder lawyers regularly face issues pertaining to this subject.