Asked in Identity Theft for Louisiana

Q: Can you define infirmity or disabled adult?

I am working a case where the POA was abused solely for personal gain.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: In ordinary lay terms, infirmity means a physical or mental weakness. Disability means a condition that limits one's activities or movements. But I don't think knowing that is going to be enough here. Legally, these terms can be defined by statutes, insurance policies, legal instruments, or contracts. And they can differ whether the context is workers' comp law or estate law. Why not consider reaching out to an elder law attorney or estate planning/probate lawyer. They are experienced in matters involving protection of the assets of the elderly. From the brief facts provided, this doesn't really sound like an identity theft matter (the category in which you posted it). It sounds like something along the lines of elderly financial abuse. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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