What do you do if you think that an elderly person is being exploited?

Robert Ray

In Texas, there is a statute that requires you to report the exploitation if you have reason to believe that it is taking place.  The statute reads “a person having cause to believe that an elderly or disabled person is in the state of abuse, neglect, or exploitation shall report the information…”

It is a crime not to report the exploitation if you have reason to believe that it is occurring.  This statute is similar to the failure to report child abuse statutes.  The law wants to make sure that the most vulnerable, the young and the old, are protected.

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Robert Ray handles inheritance disputes of all kinds. He takes cases throughout Texas.
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