By Central Maine on 02/04/2018

"... Financial abuse or exploitation is a widespread form of elder abuse. Sadly, it is sometimes perpetrated by family members or caregivers.

A bill presented by my friend and colleague, Rep. Thomas Longstaff, would help prevent some of that. I was proud to cosponsor the measure, L.D. 968, which earned the support of a legislative panel last week. It would require financial institutions to clarify an older Mainer’s intent when opening a joint financial account. ..."

Read the entire article: https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/02/04/bill-would-protect-maines-elderly/