Brevard, NC asked in Family Law, Elder Law and Social Security for North Carolina

Q: My friend's elderly mother is being abused by her husband. What type of attorney does she need? Thank you.

She has some medical issues but it is of very sound mind. He physically roughed her up 3 months ago and she went to a local women's shelter. He is stealing all manner of money from her as she is retired and has a good pension. She left home and is living with my friend, her son. Her husband just bought a new car and is draining her bank accounts. He is also trying to forcibly medicate her with meds not prescribed by her physician. What specific area of Law/what variety of attorney does she need? She wants divorce, obviously but is only 3 weeks having left home. Thank you so much for any and all help. She will be 85 years old on Christmas day.

1 Lawyer Answer
Melissa Averett
Melissa Averett
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: She needs a family law/divorce attorney with experience in domestic violence issues, who practices in the county where she lives or where her husband lives.

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