Top Portsmouth, VA Elder Abuse Lawyers Near You

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    Valverde Law PLLC

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Sands Anderson PC

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Williamsburg Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Williamsburg Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Oast & Taylor PLC

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Portsmouth Office

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Portsmouth Office

  • Law Office of Angela N. Manz

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Otey Smith & Quarles

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Williamsburg Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Williamsburg Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Promise Law

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Newport News Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Newport News Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Poole Mahoney PC

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Chesapeake Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Chesapeake Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Beavers Law, P.C.

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Newport News Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Newport News Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Alperin Law

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Moser Law PLLC

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Norfolk Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Norfolk Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Mulkey Reid Barton, P.C.

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Newport News Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Newport News Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • John S. Wilson, Attorney at Law, PLLC

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Norfolk Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Norfolk Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Mellette PC

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Williamsburg Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Williamsburg Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Poole Mahoney PC

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Norfolk Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Norfolk Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Oast & Taylor PLC

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Hanger Law

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Samuel I. White, P.C.

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Trusted Legacy Counsel, P.C.

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Hook Law Center

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Mahoney & Richmond, PLLC

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Hanger Law

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Chesapeake Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Chesapeake Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Davis Law Group, P.C.

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Chesapeake Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Chesapeake Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Williams Mullen

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • McGuireWoods LLP

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Norfolk Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Norfolk Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

Portsmouth Elder Abuse Information

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Find a Portsmouth Elder Abuse Attorney in your area

Do You Suspect Elder Abuse?

The abuse of elder people can occur by nursing home staffers, family members, friends, and others who come in contact with elder people living at home. Often, the abuse is physical, but emotional and physiological abuse also can occur to take money or property from them.

Stopping Elder Abuse

If you suspect elder abuse, you may hire a Portsmouth attorney on their behalf to investigate the abusive conduct and represent their interests, including a civil lawsuit. If the abuser is a family member, the attorney can petition the court for a restraining order to keep that person from further contact.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

How to Find the Right Attorney

  • Determine the area of law that relates to your issue. Attorneys specialize in specific practice areas around legal issues within the broad field of law.
  • Seek out recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues. A successful attorney or practice will typically have many satisfied clients.
  • Set up consultation appointments to get a better understanding of your case as well as gauge your comfort level with different attorneys. Find the attorney who is the right fit for your needs.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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