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In Legal Terms: Elder Abuse

Sometimes you can fight for your rights. Sometimes you might need others to step in for you. We’re talking about Elder Abuse and undue influence with attorney Richard Courtney. Maybe you’ll hear something that will make a difference in the lives of those around you.

We’re pleased to have attorney Richard Courtney with us again today. You can hear his past broadcasts with us on our podcasts from April 13th 2021 or October 27th 2020

Fellow of the Nation Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Mississippi Adult Protective Services website on the information for this broadcast. The Vulnerable Person Abuse Hotline is 844-437-6282 to REPORT ABUSE OR NEGLECT. Call the local law enforcement agency or 911 if the situation is a life threatening emergency.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service has information on Senior Concerns such as Elder Abuse, Financial Abuse, and Identity Theft. I’ll have their websites on the information page for this broadcast.


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