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Can i sue adult protective services if they got access to a bank account that they had no right touching

Virginia Beach, VA |

the adult protective services was investigating one account and got a hold of on without permission

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What are your damages from their inappropriate action? What is th basis for your claim...invasion of privacy? Why does it even matter as you give no context to the situation and why you feel aggrieved?

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You can sue but you can't win unless you prove APS acted improperly and you haven't shown how they may have acted improperly.

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If they acted improperly you may win. You need to show what your damages were and that they acted beyond their authority. Get an Elder Law attorney on retainer and organize the best options going forward. Good Luck!


Adult Protective Services does not always need permission to get information if they have reason to believe that a person is being subjected to abuse, including financial exploitation. There is not enough information in your posting to know what is going on or what you think they have done wrong.

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