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WATCH: Elder law attorneys answer KSTP viewer questions on elder abuse and exploitation

WATCH: Elder law attorneys answer KSTP viewer questions on elder abuse and exploitation

Updated: February 07, 2020 02:39 PM

Watch a replay of a conversation on Facebook as Julian Zweber and Laura Zdychnec, two attorneys who specialize in elder law, joined KSTP's Kirsten Swanson to answer viewer questions about the issue of elder abuse and exploitation.

Senior citizens in Minnesota are being financially abused and exploited at an alarming rate by their own family members. 5 INVESTIGATES analyzed court records in 232 cases involving the financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult and found the suspect was related to the victim in two-thirds of all cases.

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RELATED: 'Exploiting Trust': Minnesota's senior citizens are financially abused by family members at alarming rate

Kirsten and the attorneys also discussed ways people can become more informed over issues and possible warning signs of abuse or exploitation happening to your older loved ones.

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