Whenever we hear the term Domestic Violence, we almost always conjure up images
of spousal abuse. Especially that of a husband beating his wife
or significant other. We often relegate it to the realm of the
uneducated or the uncivilized or the addicted. However, elderly people
are quite often the object of domestic violence and it can be from
highly educated people and not seem violent at all.
The two forms of domestic violence that is perpetrated against the
elderly and don't seem violent at all are neglect and financial abuse.
Very often the elderly are left unattended or poorly attended as caring
for them can be exhausting and seemingly unending. It is also quite
frequently that the elderly are not as sharp as they once were and
relatives, as well as caretakers, take the financial assets of an elderly
If you have been accused of domestic abuse against an elderly person, or
anyone you are close to, you need an experienced attorney to defend your
rights. If you live in Burlington, Essex, Colchester, Winooski,
Williston, Shelburne or anywhere in the State of Vermont, and have been
arrested or charged with DUI or any crime, call Handy Law for aggressive
and experienced legal defense.