New Law Helps Exploited Virginians Recover Lost Assets
Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Victims of financial exploitation now have a better shot at getting into court and getting their property back. Financial exploitation of vulnerable adults is a serious and growing problem in Virginia. Too often, exploited individuals don’t have any money to pay an attorney to take their case.
Thanks to a bill sponsored by Del. David Toscano and passed by the 2014 General Assembly, as of July 1st, courts can require the exploiter to pay the victim’s attorney’s fees and court costs if the victim shows that the deed, contract or other instrument was obtained by fraud or undue influence.
Read our fact sheet to learn more about how this new law helps victims of financial exploitation.