Elder Abuse

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Question: My mother is a 100 percent disabled veteran in her 60s who tried to help a lady temporarily. For over two years this lady has lived off my mother rent free, scammed her into cosigning for a car, and has mentally and physically abused my mom. This lady's daughter is a lawyer in training aka going to school to be a lawyer and has my mom terrified to do anything to get rid of this woman. I do not know the legal steps to begin to fix my mom's life with her being held fiscally hostage as well as these other forms of abuse. Who might I seek for advice or advocacy for this?

Answer: I have several avenues for you to try.  Andre House helps veterans. The number is (602) 255-0580.  You can also try Senior Citizens Law Project at (602) 252-6710.  You might also call the local VA to see if your mother qualifies for any of the VA's legal programs.  Another suggestion is for you to fill out an application on this website to see if your mom qualifies for a free lawyer.  the web address is: http://www.azlawhelp.org/accesstojustice.cfm

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  • My mother is a 100 percent disabled veteran in her 60s who tried to help a lady temporarily. For over two years this lady has lived off my mother rent free, scammed her into cosigning for a car, and has mentally and physically abused my mom. This lady's daughter is a lawyer in training aka going to school to be a lawyer and has my mom terrified to do anything to get rid of this woman. I do not know the legal steps to begin to fix my mom's life with her being held fiscally hostage as well as these other forms of abuse. Who might I seek for advice or advocacy for this?

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  • State Bar of Arizona
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  • Maricopa County Bar
    www.maricopabar.org
    Referral number 602-257-4434
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    Referral number 520-623-4625
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
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