Elder Care Attorney, Mindy Felinton writes about the growing problem of financial exploitation of older people and how to help prevent this type of elder abuse with a solid and proper asset protection plan in place before facing a crisis.
Delray Beach, FL October 23, 2019: Mindy Felinton, founder of Felinton Elder Law & Estate Planning Centers, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “Be Proactive To Avoid Becoming A Victim Of Elder Abuse.” Ms. Felinton clearly wants to help the elderly avoid being taken advantage of by family members as well as strangers.
Felinton writes, “Few things make my heart hurt more than hearing about vulnerable older people being taken advantage of financially or being abused in any way.” She adds, “That’s why I have dedicated my practice to the area of elder care law for the past 30 years.”
“As an elder care attorney,” says Felinton, “I am able to help people who need someone on their side to help them create a solid plan to protect their assets through both short-term and long-term planning. I also help them obtain benefits to care for their loved ones.” She continues, “When people are proactive and put a solid asset protection plan in place while they are well and their minds are still sharp, chances of being taken advantage of financially are far less likely to happen.”
According to Felinton, “Unfortunately, for too many people, asset protection planning often begins as the result of a crisis. People may have the best intentions of putting a plan in place, but they typically wait until they are in the throes of a catastrophic illness or disability to suddenly realize they or their loved one may lose everything. So they scurry to put a plan in place.”
The entire article can be read at https://www.felintonlaw.com/be-proactive-to-avoid-becoming-a-victim-of-elder-abuse/
About Mindy Felinton
From a young age, Mindy wanted to be the voice that would make an impact in people’s lives. She became an attorney and has practiced law for over 30 years, so that she could fulfill her desire to help others. As a special prosecutor, Mindy defended the underdog (literally) in cases of animal abuse. As a state attorney in Florida she fought for justice. During the last 25 years, Mindy met many wonderful people who did not know their rights, did not understand the law, and did not know what options were available.
Mindy assists families with Medicaid planning to help with the cost of nursing home care and with obtaining veteran’s benefits to make the cost of care more manageable. She also prepares wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and medical directives. Mindy is passionate about educating both other professionals and the public concerning VA Aid & Attendance benefits, Medicaid benefits, and the use of trusts for the protection of assets. She shares her experience and professional knowledge through free workshops, and as a frequent lecturer at State Bar Conferences.