Elder Abuse

As many as one in seven seniors nationwide experiences elder abuse, usually at the hands of a family member. In some cases, the senior winds up penniless. In others, the senior loses his or her home.

Why do people fall for romance scams?  Romance scams have been around for a long time, and everyone is aware they exist.  Just this winter there was a television show called “The Imposters” about a woman who targets men, romances them, marries them, and then leaves a few months into the marriage with all their money.

Arizona has three general services Legal Aid organizations which cover different regions of the state. Community Legal Services (800) 852-9075 covers Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai, Yuma and LaPaz Counties. Southern Arizona Legal Aid (800) 640-9465 covers Southern Arizona. DNA People’s Legal Services (800) 789-7287 covers Northern Arizona.

What is TASA?

Arizona’s Task Force Against Senior Abuse (TASA) is an advisory board whose members work to protect and promote the safety and welfare of senior citizens across the state. The board, which was established in 2011, advises the Attorney General as well as leaders in the public and private sectors about issues related to the abuse and exploitation of senior citizens and encourages the development of community alliances. Special attorneys, investigators, and outreach specialists work with TASA to try to reduce the frequency with which senior citizens are abused and exploited.

Financial Exploitation

Financial exploitation can take on many different forms.  It is defined in the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.  § 46-451(A)(4)) as being “the illegal or improper use of an incapacitated or vulnerable adult or his resources for another’s profit or advantage.”  


NOTE: This article is intended to provide general information about protective orders. It is not a complete nor authoritative review of this subject and reflects the laws of the State of Arizona only as of the date of its publication. This article is not intended to be a complete guide to obtaining a Protective Order. Domestic Violence often involves many important issues about the legal rights of the people involved and of any children as well. Questions about specific situations should be discussed with an attorney.

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